Box joints have it all — they’re strong, quick, and good-looking. And all you need is a dado blade and a “ten-minute” jig.
Box joints are strictly “power tool” work. You don’t need hand saws or chisels. That means they’re quick and easy to cut — as easy as pushing a piece across the table saw. And the interlocking pins create so much good gluing surface you’d be hard pressed to break the joint. Don’t get me wrong. Quick and easy doesn’t mean sloppy. Box joints have to fit well for the glue to work. That’s why I rely on a shop-made jig. With a careful setup, this box joint jig works with assembly-line consistency.
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What You Get:
- 4 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 30 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Materials list and cutting diagram
- Jig use and setup instructions
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.