Been wanting to make precision box joints on the table saw for a long time.
Bought an Incra LS WonderFence a couple of years ago—very nice, however installed on my shaper.
Would like a precision jig for my table saw, and not ready to purchase another Incra jig.
Have investigated box joint jigs and found many great designs out there.
I would like repeatable accuracy to within a thousandth of an inch, which leaves me looking at screw and gear advance jigs. I’ve concluded that a lead screw driven one would be easiest to build and most accurate, since gear-making is an art in itself, and I don’t yet feel comfortable with my skill level in that area.
(BTW, if anyone has come up with an accurate, repeatable jig for gear-making, I’d be very interested.)
So, it comes down to stumpynubs, who has a new incremental box joint jig, ibuildit.ca, with two different jigs, one I saw here by SpotTheCat, and one on YouTube by Ken Stiles.
Of them, I’m most interested in Ken Stiles’ because he appears to incorporate a kerf cutter in the setup and there is a cam-operated positive stop. Unfortunately, there is no turn counter nor rapid traverse. I’d also like a microadjuster. His plans are free and I have them, but they are sparse and his video doesn’t show any of the actual build.
Has anyone built Ken Stiles’ box joint jig? Do the plans make sense? Does it work as advertised? Made any modifications to it? Did you make a video of the build? If you did, would you be so kind to share it?
Any other thoughts?
Thanks in advance.