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I am making boxes that are 6*6*3 and 5*9*5 with inlay in the tops. All is well in the making of the boxes.

I need to make trays to go in the boxes. I'd like to use the thinnest wood practical to keep the most space inside available, less than 1/4". Simple 45 degree bevels seem too weak and that thin of stock leaves out the lock joint bits. Being only 2" tall, using a box joint jig seems overkill and holding the shorter sides could be a bit tricky. I got the MLCS box joint bit and it is working all right.

What are the other options?

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I have a mental picture of your problem, it might not be correct. So please bare with me. I'm picturing open top three sided boxes and you wanting to put in thin dividers.

Further I assume that you haven't glued up your boxes. If so take a piece of scrap and cut a groove in it on your table saw trial fit your divider material in the groove. If you have a dado set adjust your groove width to fit your divider material. Disassemble your boxes and groove the inside to accept the dividers. Dry fit the complete assembly before glue up.

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If you have a 1/8" bit you can make locking rabbit joints or use butt joints with glue and pin nails. Sawdust Saturday here on the 27th, come join us and we will build some.

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Ben - These are four sided boxes, 6 inch square by 3 inch tall, 5 inch tall, 5 inch deep and 9 inches wide. I'm not adventurous enough for a three sided box.

Mike - I am going to plan on being there. Not so interested in the butt joints, but the locking rabbit seem like a potential. PM me the address.

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