I box jig sacrificial board question.

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Forum topic by Whiskers posted 06-23-2014 03:12 AM 1111 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-23-2014 03:12 AM

I am way overdue for a stupid question, so here goes. I just got the Inra I-box jig to make a bunch of drawers. I did my research and see the wisdom of keeping the included sacrificial board as a holy cow template. Thing is I have no MDF scraps. I have some in the right size but none that has been cut. it is all full virgin 4×8 sheets. I do have a lot of Luann ply the same size just cluttering the scrape pile. Any reason not to use the Luann to make new sacrificial boards?

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#1 posted 06-23-2014 04:24 AM

No reason at all why it wouldn’t work. I’ve used plywood scraps as backer boards and it worked fine.

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#2 posted 06-24-2014 01:06 AM

I use Luan ply for backers in my shop made box joint jig. Works fine.

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