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Forum topic by Tbowen posted 04-18-2013 01:24 AM 586 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tbowen

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04-18-2013 01:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: trick question tip jig resource router joining

hi, i am new to using the table router… i would be very appreciative if i could get any tips or advice on how to do box joints. or where i can find a box jointer jig…. i would love to learn as much as i can on how to use it … i have made a few cut with it i have made a few slots also….i would just love any tips or tricks that you would like to share :)

thank you for your time and thank you for the time to read this :)

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 01:57 AM

You can find many jigs on the internet to make various box joints. Most of them you can make yourself. Or do a search on this website for box joints. Also try looking at “Routerforum.com” website. There is a section for jigs. Good luck.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 02:57 AM

http://woodgears.ca/
http://woodgears.ca/box_joint/plans/index.html
He built a fancy one a year or so ago.
Also stumpynubs here on lumber jocks. PM him, he did a video series on the build.

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 04:12 AM

IMHO the router table isn’t the ideal tool for box joints. Much better done on the table saw with a shop built or commercial jig.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 04-19-2013 01:30 AM

Rockler sells a box joint jig for router tables with instructions. I do mine on the tablesaw as it is quicker for me. If you go the router table route, I would recommend spiral bits for cleaner cuts and less tearout.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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