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Blog entry by Dustmite97 posted 08-04-2009 10:39 PM 1839 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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#1 posted 08-04-2009 11:02 PM

Take a look at this… I think it will help you alot…

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 11:24 PM


I’m glad you like it…

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 11:29 PM

That is a great web site I had not seen. Thanks

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 11:34 PM

My biggest tools for machined joinery have thus far been…

- Oshlun SDS-0630 Stacked dado set for cutting rabbets and dadoes. You can cut the dadoes and rabbets with the router, an edge guide, and router bits. A stacked dado set I find easier to use, and I get more predictable results. It’s probably just me though…
- MLCS Pins & Tails large & small templates, and 1/2” shank router bits. There are other templates / jigs out there for dovetails. Of course a dovetail saw a marking gauge and a VERY practiced hand go a LONG way there…

I have not yet built one, but there are TONS of plans online for simple shop built box joint jigs. I think that is what you mean by “finger joint”. there it looks like interlocking fingertips when you look at the corners…

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#5 posted 08-04-2009 11:34 PM

Well, with dove tails you can either try your luck and do them by hand or look into a dove tailing jig. There are some that are pretty good for not a whole heap of money. And with some dove tailing jigs you can also use them for finger joints as well. As for doing finger joints with the tools you already have, I made a very simple jig with my miter gauge for my table saw and used a dado head set to the opening I wanted. If you want to see the jig I made, let me know and I’ll send you some pics. When ever I do boxes though, I miter the joints, and I can show you how I do those as well.

This site has some nice dove tail and box joint jigs for a decent price.

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#6 posted 08-05-2009 02:31 PM

This will help with your box making journey. For solid lap joints,miters, or more. All you have to do is build it!. Thats the age I started and 15 years later I’m still at it. You never give it up once you start rolling.

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