I find the Woodgears guy brilliant, so much time and quality. I love his machinery and marble runs. I have found that if you glue and clamp wood, the joint becomes strong. My laminated guitar necks and longbows are testament to this, as well as my laminated chairs. Raw strength is not a great issue, but poor joints that have been glued are not neccessary strong. Being a teacher has given me an insight into construction, application,quality and strength. I find with some of my earlier jigs that there was glue starvation as the physical joint was so tight, so allowances have to be made. Dovetails give mechanical strength. My message was to discern why Benji wanted to make box joints with a router. Joints to make a box may not be finger joints. Just looking through the MLCS cat offer up plebty of joints and jigs for just starters. There is no direct criticism, just opening up the possibilites for all.