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The screw advance box joint jig is the brain child of Matthias Wandel, the mad scientist of woodworking.
A sliding router table jig, such as the Rockler Router Table Box Joint Jig works with any router table with a miter slot (Photo 1).
Most tablesaw jigs for cutting finger joints (also called box joints) mount to the miter gauge and must be tweaked every time they are reattached. To use the jig, mount the appropriate dado blades, set the depth of cut to accommodate the stock thickness, and go.
The jig’s sliding fence holds the workpiece vertically and guides it over the router bit. Reposition the stock to the left so that the notch you just cut fits over the guide rail, and repeat the process of routing notches along the length of the joint.
The jig works much the same way as a sliding table saw box joint jig (as described above), except that instead of having a pin attached to its sliding fence, the Rockler jig has a guide rail that’s used to evenly space notches along the length of the joint.
To cut the mating workpiece, offset the first cut by the width of a pin, then continue routing as before.
The sled ensures repeatable results without tweaking, and it rides in the tablesaw’s miter slots, so it doesn’t depend on the miter gauge.