08 Aug. 2011|
Box joint jig plans & hardware kit,woodworking design program free,books about woodworking - Review
Purchase the Box-Joint Jig Woodworking Plan, including step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and a complete materials list. The screw advance box joint jig is the brain child of Matthias Wandel, the mad scientist of woodworking.
The humble box joint is super strong, and simple to produce, provided you have the right jig for the job.
The humble box joint (sometimes called a finger joint) is strong, attractive, and easy to cut using a sled or miter gauge on a tablesaw, outfitted with this simple jig. The jig is essentially a sub-fence that gets attached (either with screws or clamps) to a simple crosscut sled or a miter gauge outfitted with a nice beefy auxiliary fence screwed to it.
By using shop scraps, we got the cost down to zero, and came up with a method that makes box sides interchangeable for foolproof assembly.
Finger joints are perfect for box joinery, case construction without dovetails, shop furniture, and more. By cutting a series of fingers that interlock, you create a large amount of surface area for glue to adhere to, making for a super strong joint.
See how to make and use Theisen’s jig in the animation below then follow these links for written instructions and a plan with dimensions. The key to executing the joint successfully, depends upon the precision with which your set your jig up.
If the joint is loose when you dryfit it after cutting, chances are it will fail sometime in the near future, so be sure to take your time time when creating, and setting up the jig. The jig is super easy to make (some can be highly-engineered like this one by Matthias Wandel) and cuts one size of fingers. Once you've dialed in your sub-fence positioning, you can go ahead and produce your final drawer box, or any other box for that matter.