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Forum topic by Bruce posted 04-25-2010 01:12 AM 2225 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2010 01:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: box joints

Hi Folks,

Does someone know how to cut multiple box joint fingers at one time (without breaking the bank)? ~1” fingers.
For example…

box joints

Thank you,

-- Bruce, Bellevue WA

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#1 posted 04-25-2010 01:21 AM

screw a piece of wood to your miter guide and then run it through a dado blade set for the thickness you want then cut a nother piece of wood to fit in the slot you cut say it’s 1” then unscrew the wood off the miter guide and slide it over that same amt. 1” heres a link that looks good and easy to follow.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 04-25-2010 03:12 AM

I’m pretty happy with this system. I don’t know if $80 is “breaking the bank” for you. Note that this system works best with upward spiral router bits. If you don’t already have them that would be an additional expense.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 03:18 AM

The process bigike describes is good, but you really need to have the key rock solid and exactly 90 degrees. I found that it was extremely sensitive even with thin material the further you got from the miter when stacking layers. Make sure you use hardwood for the miter guide and key.

And practice it with scrap first. The link comment about any slight adjustment really making a difference is true.


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#4 posted 04-28-2010 05:13 AM

I use the Woodline system… plastic template on my router table… I put threaded inserts into my router table so I could change from one template to another quickly. I can make two adjacent sides or all together. This is a quick and easy method. The Woodline system can be found at the following link… Woodline Spacer Fence System. They have a video that walks you thrugh it. I discovered this at a Woodworking Show in my area this past February.

Good Luck


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#5 posted 05-18-2010 02:54 AM

Incra jib. Woodline has a system that uses a rounter table also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 05-18-2010 03:06 AM

Here’s a post that might help

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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