Now that the holidays are over and I finished my project, I thought I'd share how it turned out. I ended up buying the Eagle America box joint jig (just like the Oak Park, only made with 1/4" material). The push block/sled I built worked out really well. The 25" material balanced easily vertically against the front of the push block with the aid of clamps. I have no doubt I could have worked with longer stock. Now I understand about "using a big hammer" with tight box joints. To get tight joints with no gaps I did have to use a rubber mallet to "persuade" them to fit. This was my first box joint project. I think all in all, it turned out well. Thanks to all for the suggestions.:yes4:Hello all, first post (please be gentle).
I'm in the process of building a musical instrument speaker cabinet. It will be using 1/4" box joints. My question is this: if I use the Oak Park jig (or a clone) will there be any problem cutting the box joints with longer stock (25" in this case)? I'm using 1 x 12 #2 pine like Fender originally did. I assume I would have to make a larger push block, something like a large "L". Anyone with experience making box joints with large stock please feel free to advise.
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