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What are some free box joint jig plans?

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Find free box joint jig plans on Fine Woodworking's website, in Popular Woodworking magazine or on the Woodworker's Journal. Fine Woodworking's box joint jig plan comes with animations that illustrate each step in the procedure.

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Fine Woodworking's Box joint jig plan begins with the attachment of front and rear fences to a base and the cutting of a 1/2-inch slot in the sled with a dado set. Following this, the plan dictates that the rear fence face be placed on the sled and 1/4 inch be cut while the dado set is still in the saw. After this, the plan shows that the key must be made and inserted in the notch along with a spacer. After this, the jig is complete and ready for test cuts.

Popular Woodworking offers a comprehensive guide on building a box joint jig, with photographs of each step and complete instructions. This particular plan dictates that the blocks be micro-adjusted, allowing for fine-tuning of the jig by paper-thin amounts, adding to the accuracy of the cuts and the tightness of the resulting joint fit.

The Woodworker's Journal offers a similar plan for the construction of a box joint jig, using a nine-step process supported by photographs. The plan requires the use of a dedicated dado insert or a shape-made zero-clearance insert on the table saw.

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