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Forum topic by ClayandNancy posted 06-05-2010 10:36 PM 1240 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ClayandNancy

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06-05-2010 10:36 PM

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I want to build some boxes for gifts and need a good plan to make box joints. Anyone have any ideas for use on either a table saw or router table?


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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 06-06-2010 12:08 AM

I ordered this kit about a year ago and have found it to be excellant! I used it to make the square bowl that is in my projects list. Oh, it’s used with the table saw.
http://www.woodsmithstore.com/boxjoint.html

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 04:09 AM

Here is a Youtube video that someone made from the Woodsmith plans, with some modifications.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmrGa_LDxoE

I have an Incra router table w/fence – I use their system. However, before I purchased that, I made some simple box joint jigs that adapted to my miter gauge. From what I see from the Woodsmith kit, I would probably use that if I didn’t have my Incra system.

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 06:11 AM

You can make your own box joint jig by making a miter sled with a slot, an indexing pin, and a spacer. It took me about an hour to make one that does a perfect job. Make sure you note the exact stacked dado blade configuration you use.

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