Here’s the easiest, most accurate way to create perfect box joints on your table saw or router table. Below is a instructional video that shows you step by step how to use the Woodsmith Aluminum Box Joint Jig to make quick and easy box joints on your table saw. The Woodsmith Box Joint Jig attaches to any miter gauge and works on any table saw or router table. I read the instructions and viewed the DVD which helped, but had to build some boxes to get the hang of managing the process efficiently. The width of the key that is used to determine the location of the next cut is composed of two vertical aluminum plates, one of which is adjustable. Does anyone here own the Woodsmith Aluminum Box Joint Jig? There are countless articles and videos online about how to do this.
My home made jig lets me dial in a perfect fitting box joint on either my table saw or router table. Woodsmith sells the hardware for these for about 15 US. I even found one made of aluminum with all the same movable pieces. Sorry no video. Rockler Router Table Box Joint Jig Instructions Joint Jig attaches to any miter gauge and works on any table saw or router table. The aluminum angle iron is dead accurate and available at all the Home Depots.
The DVD instructions were pretty good once you watched it several times. Genre: Video Training, Woodworking. Instructional DVD shows you step by step how to use the Woodsmith aluminum box joint jig to make quick and easy box joints on your table saw. Recently, I have run across another jig (Woodhaven 4555 Box Joint Jig. Hi Frank I have use almost all of the box jigs and the best one I have found is the Oak Park one but they don’t sale it anymore But MLCS has put out a copy of it,if you want to put box joints in place,it’s the best one to own and use.see the video on the same web page to see how easy it can be done. Just to give you one more to consider–Woodsmith magazine had an article a while back on how to build a micro-adjustable box joint jig, and they sell a manfactured version (made of aluminum) in their shopping site.
Mirco-adjustment Box Joint 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. Instructions To Make. 1/2 and 3/4 are common sizes, you will have to make up a jig for each size. (3) precision-machined aluminum indexing keys to give you air-tight joints with either 1/4, 3/8 or 1/2 spacing. Woodsmith Box Joint Jig. Using your Woodsmith Box Joint Jig Instructional DVD shows you step by step how to use the Woodsmith aluminum box joint jig to make quick and easy box joints on your table saw. In the video, I state that to correct the error measured by the 5-cut method, I would need to push the left side of the fence BACK toward me. I had in mind to build the box joint jig but I will first build this one. I am actually going to try an aluminum fence on my next sled for this very reason.