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Forum topic by Gabe C. posted 02-21-2012 04:06 AM 942 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2012 04:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question trick jig tip finger joints

So I have been inspired by a recent blog post by Steve Ramsey about the Knitting Box that he made for his wife (my gal, my mother, and my sister all knit), especially the part where he demonstrated his finger joint table saw jig. After spending the day making sawdust and multiple attempts, I think that I am as satisfied with what I accomplished as I am going to get. It’s the first time that I have tried finger joints, so as these things go, I know I can only improve through more tries and opportunities. So to further my skill set, I have to ask you professionals and vastly more experienced LJs, what do I need to know when it comes to Finger Joints? What are the tricks? Are there reasonably priced jigs out there that you couldn’t live without? Do you have a shop built jig that makes every project THAT much easier?
Thanks for all the inspiration, and any help you can offer, I really appreciate it!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...


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#1 posted 02-21-2012 04:09 AM

And in case you haven’t seen it already, here is the link to Steve’s post. He has to keep coming up with knitting projects so that I can continue to have birthdays and Christmas covered. Thanks, Steve! http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/28281

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 04:17 AM

Gabe there are a number of good jigs for box joints here on Ljs just do a search. They can be made with a table saw or a router table. Just practice on some scrap first and you’ll do fine.

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 01:05 PM

Thanks, Jim! I did a search and I think I’m going to try my hand at this sled in Fine Woodworking that someone had posted about. http://www.finewoodworking.com/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=33472
I love learning new things!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 01:06 PM

Have to give credit where it is due http://lumberjocks.com/projects/36592

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 03:41 PM

When ya get it done, can I have a pair of socks?
(Yeah, I know…a smart a$$ comment.)
Betcha that you can build one real cheap. Let us see the fixture when ya get it done.
Bill

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 04:22 PM

Heh heh heh, she told me the other day that she wasn’t making any more socks or gloves. Now she wanders around the house with partially made sweaters, grumbling about how frustrated she is. I think she needs to get back to socks!

I have a bunch of sanding to do today, but I am going to try to get to it later, or maybe tomorrow.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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