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Moz, please don't mistake a spirited discussion for a fight.
Oh noes, Mike. Until I see blood, flying teeth, and LOTS of snarky personal remarks, I generally don't settle into my recliner to watch the pugilism...

But ya gotta admit, this subtle difference in terminology has gotten a few members slightly heated.

Me? I call em what best works, or best fits in with the situation, and revert to "Thingy," or "Whatchamahootie," if I don't have, or can't remember the appropriate term...

you say tow-may-toe, I say tow-may-toe... ozer says kumquat...
All works out if the router is unplugged...
I tend to forget how the Internet has shortcomings conveying humor and/or sarcasm.

No harm, no foul, truly.
Apologies if my warped humor was misconstrued...

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Warped humour is the norm here...
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What about a zipper joint?
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. Go online to a tool store ( anyone of your choosing ) type finger joint router bit then type in box joint router bit and look at the difference!
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Man, I didn't intend for the thread to go this long. It seems I opened a rather large container of annelids (big can of worms). For me, no matter what the terminology has been determined to be correct or whatever, stick did give a link to the basic information I was looking for through the thread. All I want to do is make some nice boxes with lids for our Lions club drawings.
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. Go online to a tool store ( anyone of your choosing ) type finger joint router bit then type in box joint router bit and look at the difference!
Now, that's a great idea....

Rockler sez:

Finger joint bit

and

Box joint cutter set


One is tapered, one has squared ends. Guess which one has the squared off ends....

Let's put this one to bed shall we? Before it gets completely out of hand.

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Language is dynamic (someone already posted this) so meanings will change with usage.

Personally, I like to make a distinction between "box joint" and "finger joint" because it makes it easier to understand what's being said (at least it did before this thread).

I make no distinction between "finger joint" and "tapered finger joint" as I think of them as the same thing. In fact, I've referred to a "box joint" used to make a butt joint as a "squared finger joint".

It seems to me box joints are used to make boxes and although they may technically be a type of finger joint, I don't typically refer to them as such.

A square is a special rectangle. It's also a special case of a rhombus but I typically use the terms square, rectangle and rhombus to mean specific things. It's just easier (like box joint and finger joint).


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Now, that's a great idea....

Rockler sez:

Finger joint bit

and

Box joint cutter set


One is tapered, one has squared ends. Guess which one has the squared off ends....

Let's put this one to bed shall we? Before it gets completely out of hand.
This is too much fun

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...Let's put this one to bed shall we? Before it gets completely out of hand.
Waaayyy too late for that.

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Personally, I like to make a distinction between "box joint" and "finger joint" because it makes it easier to understand what's being said (at least it did before this thread).

I make no distinction between "finger joint" and "tapered finger joint" as I think of them as the same thing. In fact, I've referred to a "box joint" used to make a butt joint as a "squared finger joint".
That certainly makes a distinction between "box joint" and "finger joint," yessiree... LOLOL!

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One thing I wanted to add for what its worth. I have the rockler box joint jig. I was having problems with actually getting the box joint to work. I was doing it on the router table, when I would pull the wood back, the "tooth" would get broken off each time. So when I was done, it looked like a piece of wood with a toothless grin. I think the problem was partially because there is a bit of play in the jig so I wasn't pulling it exactly straight back. I also think I was using the wrong type of bit. I was using a common straight cutting bit. It was pointed out to me that a spiral upcut bit would work better. Just something for Moz when she gets to that point in making box/finger joints.


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