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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Box Joint Jig Part I

So I decided the other day that it would probably be useful to have a box jointing table saw sled knocking about the shop, so I decided to take a Sunday morning to knock one together, I like to think that the readers of this blog are pretty mechanically minded so I'll let you fathom out how it works from the photos. It's a simple little affair but has some adjustment abilities for other blade sizes, timber stock ect... 

Here are some photos of samples and the jig itself, for your interest...

Rear and front,

The Carpenter. 


  1. Okay, I have to admit I don't see how this works, but it looks useful, especially to an apprentice carpenter. Could you explain, preferably with pictures?

    1. Hello Andy,
      I will get back to you some-time this week with further details. Look out for a follow up blog post to this!
      The Carpenter.

    2. Hello Andy,
      Finally got around to sorting a post out for you - I found a nice animation online that explains it.

      See here:


      The Carpenter.