Box joints, also known as finger joints, are a decorative and sturdy method for joining drawers, boxes, and carcases. The joint consists of interlocking fingers and sockets, which are easily cut with power tools. Many woodworkers cut box joints with a dado blade on the tablesaw. But that’s not the only option. German woodworker Guido Henn designed a shopmade jig to cut variably sized box joints on the router table. Click on the slideshow link to the right for step-by-step photos and instructions on how to build the jig. And, download the measured drawing and a cutlist for detailed specifications. SEE HOW IT WORKS Router Table Box-Joint Jig See the jig in action as the author demonstrates how to set up and cut box joints on the router table. Watch it in English or the author’s native German. BONUS DOWNLOAD Click on the link above to access the measured drawing and cut list for this project. Photos: Guido Henn
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