Cutting Box Joints With A Table Saw (DIY Project Download)

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Learn how to make box joints on your tablesaw. Clamp the adjustable fence temporarily to the carriage and cut a slot through both pieces. This instructable is for a box joint jig, which is necessary for this particular carpentry technique. There are countless ways to cut finger joints (also called box joints). You can cut them by hand, with a router, or on the tablesaw. Over the years, Fine Woodworking has published plans for a variety of jigs to cut them.

cutting box joints with a table saw 2With this table saw jig, perfect box joints are easy to make in any size stock. Learn how to make a box joint from Makeville Studio in this Howcast woodworking video. So, cutting these is usually done on a table saw or a router, where you’re removing a square chunk each time you make one of these. The results were great, pretty much perfect fitting box joints straight off of the tablesaw. A ‘key’ limits the range of movement based on the cutting template you have setup.

Be sure to make a test cut and measure the groove width. The Woodsmith Box Joint Jig attaches to any miter gauge and works on any table saw or router table. This appears to be the max depth without cutting into the jig. Box joints add a professional touch to your projects, they can be cut on a table saw with a dado blade or with a router in a table with a straight bit. Generally the thickness of the material and the width of the tails are the same, they should be cut slightly deeper then trimmed for a perfectly flush fit.

Make Perfect Box Joints With A Table Saw Jig

cutting box joints without a dado blade 3The first step in any table saw jig is to mill a pair of miter slot runners. The reason being is that my first project with this jig will use panels that will be cut on their long side as opposed to the short side where box joints are typically cut. I’ve been cutting box joints lately and after appreciable work on a table saw decided somewhat arbitrarily to switch the jig to the router table. In doing so, I found the router approach to be beneficial and welcome comments and opinions from others as to table saw v. We fire up the table saw to show you the step-by-step techniques to building perfect box joint boxes — from making your own thin stock to cutting flawless-fitting joints on the table saw. We fire up the table saw to show you the step-by-step techniques to building perfect box joint boxes — from making your own thin stock to cutting flawless-fitting joints on the table saw. Saw Blades for Finger Joints, Square Cut Box Joints, Rabbets, Grooves, and Dovetails. Dampeners & Stiffeners for Most Table, Panel and Radial Arm Saw Blades. Photo: Sliding rials were cut to fit snug in the slots in the table saw. Cut material for the indexing pin and spacer stick. This machine enables me to cut very precise box joints on my table saw. It is driven by a stepper motor and controlled with an Arduino.

Building A Box Joint Jig

Making air-tight box joints on your router table or table saw is easy with this precision jig. Cuts any box joint between 1/8 to 13/16 wide and 1-5/8 deep. Yes, you can make all of your finger joints with a table saw. Cut all the pieces you need to the longest length of each end of the finger-jointed piece. Make the cut exactly the overall length and angle you want the piece to be. All: I have a table saw and now I want to do finger joints! Holding the key very square allows you to cut all 4 pieces of a box (two opposite corners) at the same time, with all joints fitting well.