Digital box joint jig

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Project by George_SA posted 01-19-2013 08:40 PM 5482 views 17 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This took me a few months to finish and quite a bit of head scratching. I got some inspiration from Lars's Finger joint jig and from Russ's Yet Another Box Joint Jig.

I spent many hours trying to figure it out

but the end result differs quite a lot from the original plans. I needed lots of coffee to keep me going

I have not been able to purchase Tnuts in South Africa so far and therefor I had to improvise

In the end I am quite happy with the box joints made with this jig
This was the first attempt

and this was my second attempt

This project also gave rise to my Five minute kerfmaker - KM2 with a micro adjustment feature

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 09:16 PM

Great idea to incorporate the digital caliper!


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 09:17 PM

That’s one amazing jig ,great job!


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#3 posted 01-19-2013 11:41 PM

I can understand your head scratching! But it looks like you nailed it! Good job!

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

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#4 posted 01-20-2013 02:24 PM

Very nice.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#5 posted 01-20-2013 06:27 PM

Good idea for more precision George .
Thanks for the post and this should work on some other jig as well.
Keep scratching your head ,it seems to help .

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 01-20-2013 11:34 PM

that is amazing. when i upgrade my tablesaw i will have to build a jug similar to this

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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