Can you make a box joint without a jig?

Can you make a box joint without a jig?

You can’t make a box joint if you don’t have a box-joint jig. Fortunately, it’s easy to make one, following these simple plans. After you build the jig, follow these steps and see firsthand how easily you can master this joinery method.

What should be the width of a box joint?

Before you cut the actual box joints, keep in mind that the width of your box sides must be an increment of the finger width. Otherwise, you’ll wind up with less-than-pleasing partial fingers at the bottom of your box.

When do you need to use an edge jointer?

So we run our boards, ideally, through an edge jointer to square it up and make it flat. This is really to fix any flaw left in the edge after it has ran thru the table saw. And while the table saw gets the edge really close to perfect, and in many cases it is good enough, sometimes it needs just a little jointing to finish up.

What’s the best way to cut a box?

Also, mark the top edge on each of these pieces. For each box you make, you cut the sides consecutively, and the front and back consecutively. It doesn’t matter which pair you do first, so we’ll start with the sides. For all of the following cuts, hold the top edge of the workpiece toward the jig pin for the first cut.

How do you glue a wood box together?

Cut the back piece just as you cut the front. To join your box pieces, apply glue to all of the mating surfaces with a small brush. Tap the joints together with a rubber mallet if necessary. Clamp the box together as shown below.

What’s the proper way to join two pieces of wood?

Normally you use it to join two pieces of wood at 90-degrees. You insert one end of a piece into a hole in the other piece. You call the end of the first piece a tenon. You call the hole in the second piece a mortise. Normally, you use glue to make this joint. You may pin or wedge it to lock in place.