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Router Box Joints

by Cammy
posted 11-16-2018 07:09 PM

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#1 posted 11-17-2018 04:04 AM

How about pictures of the jig, would really like to see what you came up with, RJ

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#2 posted 11-17-2018 09:09 AM

Photos of my jig

I thought about using the T slot but due to the amount of play on the mitre guide / T slot I decided on this method.
I don’t know if it’s the mitre guide or the slot that is not accurate. But can’t complain about the router table as it was far from expensive and suits my needs.

I thought I would have to fine tune the jig but as you can see from the last picture the joints worked out perfectly.

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John Smith

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#3 posted 11-17-2018 11:35 AM

wow – very nice joints !! and great work on the jig.

tear out happens ~ it is a way of life.
the elements that affect tear out is the sharpness of the bit, pitch buildup,
type of wood being cut, speed and force on the wood being cut, etc.
to minimize tear out, use the sandwich technique of clamping the good wood
between two sacrificial boards. practice will be the best bet.
looking good so far !!!

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#4 posted 11-17-2018 03:12 PM

I use a scrap/disposable piece of 1/4” hardboard as a back plate on my table saw jig as a backing board.
Another trick is to use a marking gauge and cut a line at the top of the cut, sort of the same thing as cutting
out tenons on the table saw.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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