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    Box joint jig in 45 mins

    Here is a box joint jig that I made in about 45 mins.

    The real details are in the Web album... The pics are too large to load and there are a bunch of them..

    Here are a few pic's from the Album...
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    Nice tutorial, Bartee.

    Looks fairly easy to make, and it obviously works very well, too.
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    Thanks for the tutorial, Bartee. I like your method of using shims and the fence to locate the first slot.

    The last few box joints I've made, I used the Incra fence on my TS to register each cut (instead of the pin), and the Freud box joint set is as accurate as the Incra, so they work well together. (I was using an auxiliary "step" block on the fence to set the piece...not riding the fence through the cut.)
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    Bartee, I've printed it out, and will try it tonight!

    You have great timing, I need two smaller presentation boxes that this will work perfect on.

    I did build a finger joint jig, but, it is for thicker wood that I want to use for the presentation boxes, and I made the mistake on my finger joint jig, of NOT making the finger removable

    I think the biggest challenge I face with this, will be setting up the dado stack to match the thickness of the wood, but that is just a fiddly thing to do.

    Thanks!
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    my know how and talent is laughed at, and if I can do it, set up near perfect fingerjoints in 15 minutes, Im sure yours will be picture perfect.
    I made some drawers, and some little jewerly boxes with scraps.
    Heres one still on my desk waiting to go. 1/2 joints, setting the blades for 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 joints for big boxes seem fairly easy, and thats from a non woodworker like myself.(I dont even know what kind of wood I used for the covers. )
    believe me again, if I can do it, anyone can do and Im sure much better.
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    Thanks Bartee, nice tutorial and great pics.
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    Bartee,

    Good tutorial on how you did the box joints. Your notations added alot to the pictures.


    Seeing some box joints both finished and unfinished in this post, made me think. Has any one ever done box joints and then hit the glued up corner with a round over bit on the router table? Something small maybe smaller than a 1/2in round over.... I wonder what that would look like finished......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Wright View Post
    ...Has any one ever done box joints and then hit the glued up corner with a round over bit on the router table? Something small maybe smaller than a 1/2in round over.... I wonder what that would look like finished......
    It looks nice. This isn't exactly what you were describing...it's not only rounded over, but cove cut on the tablesaw, too. (Sorry for the poor pics.)



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    Well,I tried it and failed, but the problem is my table saw is just not very accurate, the system that Bartee gives worked great!

    I'm going to try dialing my saw in a bit more, and see if I can't get it done.
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    Has anyone ever tried stacking the pieces off set and cutting four ends at once?

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