Box Joints

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.



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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