first try at box joints

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Forum topic by jeffswildwood posted 502 days ago 526 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello all, just wanted to let you all know I made my first attempt at box joints today. OMG practice very much needed. Pins were narrow and slots were wide. Not even a straight cut! It did fit nicely at the very end though. I give myself a D- on this but I know I can only get better from this point. Couldn’t get worse. The only reason I didn’t make it an E is I did use hand tools. No power tools at all, box saw and coping saw. Like I said back to basics for me. I’m going to school on this and will keep you posted til I finally post a project with box joints correct. Thanks for listening.

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#1 posted 502 days ago

Good Luck, box joints, especially by hand do present a bit of a learning curve.
It might help if you can get a small mortising chisel to clean the sides and ends.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 501 days ago

Give yourself some time and be patient. Nothing that is worthwhile is easily learned.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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