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Forum topic by melliott posted 290 days ago 602 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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melliott

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290 days ago

I want to do some box joints on some future projects so I made up a jig and made a small box out of some scrap I had laying around. I think they came out all right. I know there is only one pic but if anyone has any advice or see something I should have done different please advise. Thank you….

-- Mike


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Gary

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#1 posted 290 days ago

It’s a box joint. Looks like a box joint, works like a box joint, it’s a box joint. Good looking one too. I think you did a fine job.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 290 days ago

Looks like a set of perfect box joints to me! Now you need to post a pic or 2 of your jig! I posted my box joint jigs and no one made fun of me so let’s see yours.

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

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Dan Lyke

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#3 posted 289 days ago

Yeah. I have yet to build a box joint jig, so I’m fascinated by what others have come up with!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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melliott

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#4 posted 288 days ago

Here is a few pics of the jig.

The jig is set up for 3/8ths wide pins/fingers. The extra block on the left is just a 3/8ths spacer that is not attached. I use it to space the first cut. I attached a piece of ash to the bottom to run in one of the slots on my table saw and screw the mitre gauge to the other side. It seems to really eliminate any side to side or twisting movement.

-- Mike

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bowedcurly

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#5 posted 288 days ago

look fine to me good job

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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Moron

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#6 posted 288 days ago

dont forget to sand it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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toddl1962

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#7 posted 288 days ago

Very nice!

-- Todd

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 288 days ago

Never thought to use both the miter gauge and 1 miter slot!

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

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melliott

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#9 posted 288 days ago

I didn’t plan on using both slots. I just didn’t like the way it felt with only using one. It wasn’t necessarily bad, I just thought it could be better so I added the hardwood strip for the other slot.

-- Mike

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 288 days ago

Looks like it works!

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

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