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    Freud Box Joint jig

    Got my Freud box joint jig today and built the jig according to their instructions. Then made a trial joint out of pine and was disappointed. The joint was too lose for comfort. Anybody who has this jig can you suggest some troubleshooting hints.

    Thanks, DKT

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    The pin size/spacing on your jig is off. Contrary to the ease with which Norm and others seem to make their jigs, it's actually a pretty precise piece of equipment. If the pin on your jig - and the spacing away from the blade - is too small, just by a few thousandths of an inch, you'll get joints that are too loose.

    Make another jig and try again.
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    Freud box joint

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    The pin size/spacing on your jig is off.
    Yes, I figured it out too. I made the spacing adjustable and now it works great. You are right, jig making and set-up is 99% of woodworking, the rest is easy. Thank you for your reply.

    DKT

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    Glad to see you got it dialed in. Once the jig is set right, I think you'll find the Freud blade set is very sweet.
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    Sorry to jump in with this question guys, but my english woodworking vocabulary is not as good as it should be.

    What on earth is a Freud Box Joint? Most problably I know what it is but not under that name or I may not know what is it at all.

    So please indulge and enlighten me
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    Toni, Freud is a manufacturer of saw blades, jigs, etc. Dietrich is talking about one of their jigs for making box joints (some call them finger joints).
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    Thanks Billy.

    I misunderstood the whole thing.
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    Toni, it is a set of blades that are designed to make cutting the box, or finger joints easier..........



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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Thanks Billy.

    I misunderstood the whole thing.
    Toni,

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    Hi Stu.

    Thanks man! you have an image always available!

    When I read a Freud Box joint jig I understood it was jig for making Freud joints! hence my question. Dumb of me! I laugh at myself
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