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Finger / box joint boxes and drawers
With Festool VS600 router jig.

Hi LJ’s.
This is a bunch of boxes, made with my new finger / box joint jig, each for a purpose and made from recycle wood.

You can read more in the blog:

1. Vintage electric drill box.
2. Vintage electric drill box.
3. Drawers for my allotment library.
4. Storage box for a glass cutter.
5. My late grandmothers doll’s new home.
6. The Festool finger / dovetail jig.

Here boxes made for my Svea 123r shrine project:

Hope it can be to some inspiration, maybe a box or a drawer…

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 03-03-2020 12:38 AM

Looking busy making all those finger boxes. All look great. I have a drill similar to the one you have. It belonged to my dad. I seldom use it since it is so heavy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 03-03-2020 01:01 AM

Those are real nice Mafe!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 03-03-2020 01:11 AM

Well done as usual. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 03-03-2020 02:25 AM

That jig a little fancier than mine:) good looking boxes!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 03-03-2020 02:41 AM

Nice boxes. I grew up with a similar drill…. the thought of that metal shell ungrounded makes me wonder how I ever survived using it. It is one of the only places where I happily choose plastic.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 03-03-2020 03:42 AM

Thanks for the post, and your blog journey through making these boxes. Loved the doll, and that Buck Rogers 21st Century power drill is fabulous.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 03-03-2020 06:29 AM

Super cool boxes. I like photo set up too

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-03-2020 02:49 PM

Beautiful work, Mads!

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

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#9 posted 03-03-2020 03:25 PM

nice run of boxes mads looks like your really enjoying your new toy.i like your old toy too,reminds me of drills and saws my dad had when i was a like swirt though the thought of those metal tools zapping me makes me respect todays plastic bodied tools.thanks for sharing this.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 03-03-2020 07:33 PM

Fint arbejde. Men, det var sa lidt med Festool.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#11 posted 03-03-2020 09:45 PM


The drill:

Van Der Heem.
The V.D.H. drilling machine was designed in the early 1950s. The Dutch market needed hand drills, the Dutch company V.D.H. developed a number of light but strong drilling machines, of which the HBM63 is one of them. The machine is adapted to the shape of the hand and can therefore easily be enclosed. The HBM63 has a metal housing, a self-centering drill bit up to 6mm drill diameter with key.

doubleDD, it took three hours in total, but yes it kept me busy, smiles, thanks. So we are drill brrothers! I’m not sure I’ll use the drill, just found it beautiful and yes it is quite heavy, but samll and light weight back in the days.
Jerry, Big nice smile.
Druid, big warm thank you, as usual.
Andre, it works like a charm and I got it at a fair price. Thank you.
Swirt, Thanks. Ahh so you also know it! Laughts yes I might get electric, if I use it in the rain…
TherealsteveN, yes that drill really is a piece of industrial design, full of imagination and sexy curves. The doll will now stay in the family. Smiles thanks.
Ivan, thank you Ivan, the photo setup is just my workbench, just the way I love it to be.
Lew, big warm smile Lew.
Pottz, yes I love that new jig, after I found out how fast I can make these nice looking and strong boxes now, I love it even more. Beam me up Scotty… Zappppp! Laughs, thanks.
wildwoodbybrianjohns, ja det var næsten for nemt. Tak.
Thank you all,
best thoughts,

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

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#12 posted 03-04-2020 12:26 AM

Mads This box joint jig looks big enough for all of your box making needs. I’m glad you are enjoying using it. These boxes came out great and your photo details are greatly appreciated.

-- AJ

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#13 posted 03-04-2020 12:42 AM

Simple, elegant and practical. It doesn’t get any better. Thanks for sharing.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#14 posted 03-05-2020 04:31 AM

Great array of boxes. Nice work on them, Mads…..Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 03-06-2020 03:12 PM

AJ, yes I think it will be a winner, I love making good dedicated boxes for my stuff and just for joy. Thank you.
baildoug, Just the way I love it! Smiles thanks.
Jim, Smiles Jim, thank you and cheers.
Best thoughts,

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

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