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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 03-21-2012 11:33 PM 3147 views 2 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joe Lyddon

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03-21-2012 11:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: box joint jig jigs router router workshop oak park demo writeup

There has been a lot of talk about Box Joints lately…

Several years ago, I studied Box Joints quite a bit…

I saw Norm make his quick jig for the table saw… and make perfect Box Joints on his 1st try… Amazing!

I saw Lynn’s jig demonstrated and really thought that was the best way to go… I almost made that jig!

Then, on The Router Workshop TV Show, I saw a different little jig being used… they used it all the time to make their box joints… one day their jigs were on Sale. Oak Park made them... Called them Spacer fences or something like that. I bought all three of them… 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2” jigs.

I just got word that Bob, the older of Bob & Rick, has retired and is phasing out all of the inventory and has stopped making any more. The only jig left is the 1/4” jig… Too bad to see them go… So, if you want one… act fast while you can… when they’re gone, it’s over.

Then, I had to test them out... after you adjust it once, you've got it from there on...

To me, for simple Box Joints, this is the best way to go…
I’m not spinning my wheels researching box joints anymore.

I guess Stumpy didn’t like some of my comments about his box joint jig / thread…
He blocked me! The heat in the kitchen trick… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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jack1

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#1 posted 03-22-2012 12:11 AM

;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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lanwater

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#2 posted 03-22-2012 04:25 AM

Among the 40,000 jocks You would be the last one, I think, anyone would want to block.

I look at the thread and I don’t see anything you wrote that warrant a block.

This said rest assured that I will never block you or anyone else as a matter of fact.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 04:51 PM

Wood magazine did an article on the testing of wood corner joints. It believe the lock miter was better than a half blind dove tail and I was surprised.
I like finger joints and through dovetails for the look of them!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lou

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 05:07 PM

Hi Joe.Yes they are great little jigs for useing on a router table.I have used them for many years.You can make them your self to.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 05:25 PM

Look’s interesting, Joe. Too bad they’re shutting it down.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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a1Jim

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#6 posted 03-26-2012 05:58 PM

Hey Joe
Those type of box joint jigs work great after getting it set up, in fact I made several different styles from magazines for and on line examples they all seem to make great box joint jigs after getting them dialed in. I think I made six different styles for varies classes I’ve taught. I think it’s pretty much the nut behind the wheel as to how well they work regardless of which style of jig you use. I think it’s interesting how some of the more complicated box joint jigs work but would never put that much time into making a jig unless I had thousands of box joints to make and even then I doubt that all those shop made gears and drives would hold up to that kind of use.
BTW Joe behave yourself or I’ll block you LOL

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 03-26-2012 07:07 PM

Jim,

To get this jig Dialed-in, you drill hole for one end of the jig an medium-tighten it onto your router table top…
Then, you use a spacer bar, etc. to adjust for 1st try, & clamp down the other end,
make just a few cuts & test the fit… loosen the clamp, tap/adjust with hammer, clamp & test cut again, until you get it… usually not taking more than about three tries…

Once you are SET & it’s still clamped tight to table, drill the Second hole into the table top, insert screw & tighten, and remove the clamp. That’s it Once & for all! (for all three jigs)

That’s what I like most about these jigs.

You remove the jig… Get it again, mount it, and USE IT… No More fussing around with it!

BTW... When I clearly request certain things at the beginning of a thread and they are ignored resulting in the thread being trashed, I do what is required to maintain reasonable order.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 03-26-2012 07:25 PM

That’s one one of styles I made they work well.
Did I ignore something you requested?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 03-26-2012 07:55 PM

Jim…

Did I ignore something you requested?

No Jim, you are behaving yourself… LOL
You, along with most of LJ, are just fine!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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