This instructable is for a box joint jig, which is necessary for this particular carpentry technique. (also sometimes called a finger joint) using the dado stack bit on the sawstop table saw. Using this tool will make those cuts clean and efficient. With this table saw jig, perfect box joints are easy to make in any size stock. Follow these free woodworking plans to learn how to make the jig. Learn how to make box joints on your tablesaw. Tablesaw Box Joints. A shop-made jig with micro-adjust guarantees perfect joints. By Tim Johnson.
Finger-Joint Jig for the Tablesaw. See how to make and use Theisen’s jig in the animation below then follow these links for written instructions and a plan with dimensions. The results were great, pretty much perfect fitting box joints straight off of the tablesaw. You make your cut, slide the fence over and make another cut. 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. And the only hard part about it is keeping track of which boards go with which.
Learn about the anatomy of your table saw parts, which blade you should consider for your application, and how you can make perfect cuts every time. After making the initial cuts for the half-lap joint, you can fine-tune the fit using a chisel or a rabbet plane if necessary. An overlap rabbet joint consists of one rabbet with a tongue that’s long enough to cover the thickness of the mating part. Raise the table saw blade to make the shoulder cut in one pass, pushing it across the rip fence and miter gauge scrap fence. Attractive, strong half lap joints are really quite easy to make. In this video, you’ll learn how to make a half lap joint on your table saw with a shop-made jig and just two cuts.
Fine Woodworking Magazine: Multi-purpose Tablesaw Jig
Learn about dado sets and how to use them to make clean and accurate cuts. The perfect dado joint awaits. Get better performance from your bench top or stationary table saw. With these jigs and accessories you can make safer, more accurate rips, crosscuts, dados, rabbets cuts and more. Dial in perfect-fitting box joints on your table saw or router table. In addition to cutting tapers, it’s also perfect for making angled cuts on wide boards, and for straight-line ripping on your table saw. For making straight and precise cuts, a table saw is much easier to work with than a circular saw. And it’s irreplaceable when it comes to making rabbet cuts and dado joints. My solution is a flat jig that rides against the table saw fence. It consists of a rectangular piece of plywood with a hardwood fence on the near end and a smaller rectangle with one edge that is parallel to the blade. 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.
Table Saw Joinery Techniques
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. Don’t forget they are going to overlap when you are done. You can also make a jig to turn your table saw into a jointer. Com is a great multipurpose table saw jig, which lets you joint the timber edges. But few woodworking joints match the half-lap for all-around usefulness and ease of construction. Here, we show how to make corner- and T-joints with a tablesaw, but you easily can adapt these techniques to your radial-arm saw or router table.