Box Joints on the Tablesaw
Quick, reliable joinery with a simple jig
Synopsis: Lon Schleining offers a lesson on cutting box joints with a handy shop-made jig that attaches to a tablesaw crosscut sled. Find project plans to build the jig and follow his step-by-step instruction to create strong, attractive box joints. Schleining explains how to modify your crosscut sled and how to set up the jig. In cutting box joints, cut the first joint, and then make your cuts on adjacent pieces. Last, he explains how to put the sled back to normal use. Also included are instructions for making a basic toolbox.
Boxes of every imaginable size and material can be assembled with mechanically interlocking box joints that are nearly as strong as the material itself. Box joints are not only reliable and attractive, but they also can be easy to make. They can be cut by hand or with a router, but I prefer to use a simple jig…