|Forum topic by ScaryDAve||posted 01-05-2011 10:20 AM||1320 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-05-2011 10:20 AM
Although I usually build rustic furniture, I find myself with a job which requires making a large number of small wood boxes. This looks to be an ongoing adventure so I am looking to speed the process up as much as I can wherever I can. So various jigs are at the top of my list of priorities.
Cutting and drilling jigs are pretty straight forward but I am wondering about the assembly of the four sides. I am planning on dovetail or finger joints and would like to glue up 10 or more at a time. I would love to avoid going out and buying up lots of clamps right up front so I am thinking about 3/4” – 1” Plywood with rows of simple open top boxes mounted to it which the glued up boxes would then slide snugly into. Maybe even a top which includes a drilling jig so I can drill a small diameter hole down through the top of the 4 corner joints and strengthen them with a small brass rod.
Does this sound like a problem? Am I asking for trouble with glue sticking the projects into the jigs? Could I wax or oil the insides or use Formica? Can I just screw the jig walls to the base plywood or do I need to rout channels for the walls to sit into for strength?
This is going to be an entirely new learning experience for me so any advice is greatly appreciated.
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