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    Box joint router bit

    MLCS sells a box joint (finger joint) router bit that looks interesting to me. Has anybody used it? I would be interested in your opinion. My box joint jig drives me insane with it's need for hours of adjustments.

    Thanks, DKT

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    Box Jig

    I bought the box router bit - but have not used it yet.

    The Lynn jig is supposed to be really good and accurate for box joints.

    I don't like the standard keyed jig - seems I can never get it right - no matter how accurately I make it.

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    Dietrich,

    What are you using for a jig? I've always wanted to make one based on Nick Engler's design, plus the improvements since then:

    http://home.mchsi.com/~larrylhote/bo...xjointpage.htm

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    The Lynn jig is supposed to be really good and accurate for box joints.

    I don't like the standard keyed jig - seems I can never get it right - no matter how accurately I make it.
    I agree with the standard key jig, it drives me crazy. I'm on my 5th redesign, the latest being close to the jig mentioned in the next post without the fancy screw adjustment. I tried it today and it seems to be okay. I have the Freud box joint set (1/4 and 3/8) but found to my dismay that the 1/4 setup is actually wider than 1/4 inch. Wasnt too happy about that but it works.
    Can you tell me more about the Lynn jig please?

    DKT

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    Not sure, but Leo might be talking about this one:

    http://www.leestyron.com/lynnjig.php

    Or maybe not!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dietrich Trenner View Post
    ...I have the Freud box joint set (1/4 and 3/8) but found to my dismay that the 1/4 setup is actually wider than 1/4 inch. Wasnt too happy about that but it works...
    How much wider was it? I've not measured the cuts I get with mine, but the times I've used it, moving my Incra tablesaw fence 1/2" at a time, my box joints were right on the money. I wonder if you got a set that's not to spec? If that's the case, you might talk to the Freud folks and see what they can offer in the way of help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    How much wider was it?
    Okay, I recant my comment. I measured the saw blade and it's 1/4 inch. When I cut and measure the width of the cut it's 0.30 inches. Reason for that is most likely my 30 year old Craftsman TS. But I can't afford a new one so I just live with it.

    DKT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dietrich Trenner View Post
    I agree with the standard key jig, it drives me crazy. I'm on my 5th redesign, the latest being close to the jig mentioned in the next post without the fancy screw adjustment. I tried it today and it seems to be okay. I have the Freud box joint set (1/4 and 3/8) but found to my dismay that the 1/4 setup is actually wider than 1/4 inch. Wasnt too happy about that but it works.
    Can you tell me more about the Lynn jig please?

    DKT
    http://www.leestyron.com/lynnjig.php

    http://www.leestyron.com/lynnsjig.pdf

    I have not made one yet, but my guess is that it is pretty accurate.

    Some day when I get a "round-tu-it" I will make one.
    Last edited by Leo Voisine; 03-04-2009 at 05:16 PM. Reason: add content

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