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Forum topic by JohnAjluni posted 1250 days ago 2676 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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1250 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jig resource question tablesaw

So i want to make a simple box but I want to use something other than butt joints. So just wondering is there a way to cut finger joints on a table saw without a dado blade? Is there any jigs I could make?

-- John

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#1 posted 1250 days ago

If you do a search for finger or box joint jig you can find some on this site. You might have to modify them so you can make several passes rather then one with a dado blade.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 1249 days ago

You could always do miter joints with splines to dress it up.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 1249 days ago

If you have a router, router table and straight bit, it’s not hard to make a jig. Use a backer board because the router will give you more tear out than a dado stack.

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

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#4 posted 1249 days ago

You can go on You Tube for video on making Greene & Greene style finger joints with a router. The video is “Greene & Greene style finger joints ” by David Wade. Very interesting and very easy. It is also a very fast and very accurate way of doing it.

-- Nollie Bay City , Tx .

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#5 posted 1249 days ago

before i built my router table i tried making finger joint jigs for my tablesaw (without dado blade, because thats illegal in europe) but i couldn’t get good results.
wich is weird because it’s the exact same principle as router table jigs!
now that i have a router table i made 2 finger joint jigs for it, easy to make, rapid to operate and clean cuts!

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#6 posted 1249 days ago

You can also saw these by hand pretty quickly and just chisel out at the ends. It doesn’t really take much time, but you need to mark it out and saw it accurately. Maybe not the best idea if you haven’t got much experience with hand sawing and chiseling. A scroll saw also works well if you have one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 1248 days ago

Can I point you in the direction of this thread?

-- The Complete Tablesaw -

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