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jacquesr

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02-01-2015 02:13 AM

Hi guys,
I am about to build a setup to do finger joints.
I think that both tools work well…
But is there something I don’t know?
Thanks


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#1 posted 02-01-2015 02:15 AM

Don’t know what you don’t know so I don’t know :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 02-01-2015 02:20 AM

Either…

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#3 posted 02-01-2015 02:24 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NutwD7B6tmE

William Ng will dial it in for ya

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#4 posted 02-01-2015 02:11 PM

Nailed it Wahoo! That is a great video

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#5 posted 02-01-2015 03:26 PM

:)

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#6 posted 02-01-2015 11:15 PM

Tx guys.
Decided to first build a jig for my router table.
That way I can do something else on the table saw at the same time….

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#7 posted 02-01-2015 11:47 PM

I have a finger joint router jig (oak park brand?),it is easy to use but not as precise as a shop made table saw jig that rides on the miter slot,I made one with my miter gauge ,same idea as the sled but quicker to build.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#8 posted 02-02-2015 03:52 AM

I have a miter slot on my router table.
I might add another one to improve stability.
Thanks!

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#9 posted 02-02-2015 04:11 AM

I started out doing box joints on my router table. Then I bought the Freud Box Joint Set and made a jig for the tablesaw. I will never go back to the router table. For me the set up is easy and I can cut joints much faster. Your mileage may vary.

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#10 posted 02-02-2015 04:54 AM

I watched the video and made a dedicated jig based on William Ng’s video. Instead of using a big crosscut sled with jig you have to dial in that is clamped to that, I’ve made a smaller sled dedicated to 3/8” finger joints. I have made dado shims marked to where I can cut box joints with no setup in less the 5 minutes. The best thing about the way William does it, is that you can cut whatever length joint you want to as long as you cut the mating parts at the same time. If you look at my last project, I cut 24” worth of box joints. They were only gapped because I figured out I neede to cut the mating parts at the same time after doing them one at a time. With that length, to much error was introduced.

William Ng is awesome

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#11 posted 02-02-2015 05:08 AM

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