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Box joint / finger joint jig - Single blade table saw. (Post)

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Box joint / finger joint jig
Single blade table saw.

I finally got to make my self, one of these simple box joint jigs, actually for no other reason, than the fun of it. I was planning to make some boxes on the Festool VS600 I bought a year back and never got to use…, but were only in my workshop for a short visit yesterday, so I decided to make my self a single blade jig, so I can make all types, when ever I want it.

This post is from the blog: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/130360


This is what it makes.


Pictures:
1. The crazy simple jig in use.
2. Fingers made.
3. Jig on the table saw.
4. Spacer.
5. Making the jig.
6. Now waiting on the wall, for a project.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, this jig is too easy and too much fun, not to be made.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





12 comments so far

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Brit

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#1 posted 11-30-2019 11:01 PM

Very useful Mads. Nice tight joint you got there.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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lew

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#2 posted 11-30-2019 11:05 PM

That will come in handy!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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pottz

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#3 posted 11-30-2019 11:19 PM

nice tight joints mads,love it my friend.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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drewpy

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#4 posted 11-30-2019 11:26 PM

I really like this. Thanks for showing us. I will add it to my jug build list!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 12-01-2019 05:52 AM

Stellar job on the box joint jig….never seen one made with just a single blade….Slick idea….Many uses for that one. Congrats on making the Top 3…..Well deserved….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#6 posted 12-01-2019 09:29 AM

Cool…I made myself one also….pretty fun but lot of sawing…hehehe

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-01-2019 12:19 PM

Nice jig. The box joint is underrated. Nice job.

-- Petey

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 12-01-2019 01:30 PM

Nothing like a nice tight fit! Looking good!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 12-02-2019 04:23 AM

MaFe, I Hope you use the neat little jig more than you used the Fe$tool VS600.
That’s an expensive tool not to be using.

-- James E McIntyre

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mafe

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#10 posted 12-02-2019 04:08 PM

Hi guys,
I’m not here soo much these days, so a big smile when I see you guys the comments, I know I’m not able to follow up with comments to all of you, life is too busy these days, sorry (but happy life is good).
Almost a thousand views i less than two days, this must be something a lot of people have been looking for, so I’m happy I posted it.
James E McIntyre, Laughs, yes I have to get started using the Festool jig, but I bought it used for 1/4 of the price, so I just bought it because the offer was too good to let go, not because I had a project for it (it will come, I have some drawers I need to make this winter for my allotment house kitchen).
woodshaver Tony C , (I love that name woodshaver Tony). I agree on that! Thanks.
Peteybadboy, yes the box joints are much underrated I agree, I think it’s because there are no product you can buy to make them, it’s as if people do the things they can get a manual for, also why the pocket screws has suddenly become so popular I guess.
Ivan, cool! Yes on deep drawer it will be a lot of sawing, but you can put them double and saw both sides at once, this will save half the time…
Rick Dennington, here in Europe we are not allowed to use and buy dado sets, so we have to do with this or the router. Thanks and a smile.
drewpy, you will be surprised how fast it’s build, so make a big cup of coffee and you will have it made before the coffee is cold. ;-)
pottz, thank you my friend. ;-)
Lew, handy… Fingerly more like it… Smiles thanks. (Sorry for my seriously bad sense of humor).
Brit, yes this one is a no brainer and so easy it’s a must. Smiles.
Thank you for the comments, as always it warms my heart to see there are people and not just views, grateful I am.
Smiles,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 12-02-2019 08:21 PM


Hi guys,
I m not here soo much these days, so a big smile when I see you guys the comments, I know I m not able to follow up with comments to all of you, life is too busy these days, sorry (but happy life is good).
Almost a thousand views i less than two days, this must be something a lot of people have been looking for, so I m happy I posted it.
James E McIntyre, Laughs, yes I have to get started using the Festool jig, but I bought it used for 1/4 of the price, so I just bought it because the offer was too good to let go, not because I had a project for it (it will come, I have some drawers I need to make this winter for my allotment house kitchen).

MaFe. At 1/4 of the cost on the VS600 it would have been tempting even to me. They had a price tag of approximately $600.00 US. Fe$tool discontinued it and as far as I know haven’t replaced it as of yet.
Please let us know how the VS600 works on your kitchen draws.
Happy Holidays!

-- James E McIntyre

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mafe

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#12 posted 12-03-2019 11:10 AM

Hi James,
I will make a blog when I get to use the VS and make some drawers. Agree that the asking price is crazy, but I guess if you make drawers as a cabinet maker, it would make sense to buy one… I just got lucky.
Happy holidays.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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