|Forum topic by Gene Howe||posted 05-30-2013 06:32 PM||1074 views||1 time favorited||7 replies|
05-30-2013 06:32 PM
Got to use the new I Box yesterday. It only took me 3 hours to set it up correctly. The joys of a Shopsmith! And, the agony of being as mechanically inclined as an aardvark.
The set up and use CD that accompanies the I Box was/is extremely helpful.
I had a senior moment during the set up on my Shopsmith, but a call to Mark at tech support solved the problem in 30 seconds.
Once set up, the I Box is a pure delight to use. In less than an hour two drawers were cut to size, box jointed and dadoed for the bottoms. I think the actual box joint cutting was maybe 20 minutes max.
I don’t have a miter gauge channel in my router table, so I used a dado set in the Shopsmith. However, Incra includes setup instructions for router use in the video.
Guys, I’ve used several shop made box joint jigs for the table saw and a couple purchased router jigs. This I Box is far superior in accuracy, ease of set up (now that I know how) and in it’s versatility. Joints from 1/8” – 3/4” can be cut with a twist of a knob. And, hinges will be a snap to construct.
The Incra I Box gets 5 stars from this satisfied user.
-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton