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Project by Terry O posted 01-26-2018 09:29 PM 1874 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build 16 boxes of various sizes that could be used for storage/display/moving. I used my CNC to cut a locking joint with one setup for each corner to minimize handling and clamping, I did not want to use fasteners of any kind. I was joining 1/2” Baltic birch plywood to 3/4” yellow poplar. I have never seen this joint anywhere and if anyone has please sent me a note. I call it the tyco joint, the cat’s name.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 01-26-2018 09:39 PM

VERY UNIQUE :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 01-26-2018 10:47 PM

Kind of looks like the joint that my rubber floor mats have. Tweaked version of a dovetail joint.
Should hold good and tight.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 01-26-2018 11:08 PM

Very cool! Never saw a joint like that but it makes me want to get a cnc router…...

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 01-27-2018 05:02 AM

Great looking pile!

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 01-27-2018 01:46 PM

I think I may have seen something similar to this, but I really like the way you did your set up and cut both pieces in one pass. Very novel indeed!

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#6 posted 01-27-2018 03:17 PM

These boxes are wonderful for storage and other uses and are beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 01-27-2018 03:23 PM

Well done a unique joint, next up Rockler will make a jig with this joint.

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Terry O

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#8 posted 01-27-2018 03:33 PM

No doubt—Rockler or Leigh.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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DDWW

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#9 posted 01-27-2018 04:39 PM

Nice work. I don’t know that I have enough use for it but I’d love a CNC.

Its similar to some of the joints in MLSC’s Fast joint system. https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/fast_joint_system.html

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#10 posted 02-09-2018 04:14 PM

Very clever joint. I pointed the Shaper Origin forum to this project; it looks like a joint that would be amenable to being cut using the SO’s Vertical Workstation. Having curved mating surfaces is ideal.

-- Cheers -- g

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