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Hi all. I am new to the forum and don't know my way around this site. Is there any information on routing box joints? Instructions on making a simple jig would be most helpfull. Thanks, Greg
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Most books on routing have plans for home made Jigs. Pick up a router book at a used book store.

I have made a homemade box joint jig but it took several trips to the woodcraft and hardware stores before completing the Jig.

I now use a store bought jig. This jig came will a good instructional DVD.

A few of my personal observations follow, I'm sure that not all members of the forum will agree with my opinions. So, bearing that in mind:

1. Make joints on a router table rather than a table saw if your planned pins don't exceed 3/8".

2. Take all the steps necessary to ensure that your work pieces are square, plane and are of equal thickness.
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Hi all. I am new to the forum and don't know my way around this site. Is there any information on routing box joints? Instructions on making a simple jig would be most helpfull. Thanks, Greg
Hello Greg - welcome to the forum!

There are plenty of homemade & commercial jigs for doing box joints using a table saw or router (table /w a jig) - you might want to first provide some information regarding your workshop, i.e. do you have a table saw, router, and/or router table?

Plus, do you want to make your own jig or purchase one? Dave
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Just buy one they are cheap to buy now days..
see videos on the same web page..

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Greg, the forums is broken down into logical sections. IE.. box joints and dovetails are made with jigs so this information is in our Jigs and Fixtures section. As you look down our home page you will see all the different sections are dedicated the same way. Spend the time to look at the first threads or "Sticky's" in each section. Many questions have been saved there to make it easy to find common answers.

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Thank you all for the feedback. I have purchased a jig online and have and will review the Router Workshop boxjoints set-up info.
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Thanks, Bob. That video is invaluable.

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