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How do people do their finger joints here? I am wanting to make a start on these and I am unsure whether I want a "cheap and cheerful" jig or something that rivals building the Titanic for engineering feats. So, what does everyone use?

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I have just completed a version of Lynn's Box Joint Jig, based on Lee Styron's (Leeway Workshops) more stable design of the same item and it works very well. It will make box joints on boards up to about 13 inches wide. It makes completely variable box joints based on the width of the saw blade and I achieve this by incorporating an indexing knob that I have divided into eighths. Using this indexing knob I can vary the joints even more as long as I record the exact turns that I make, as a guide. I don't have a photo as yet but I may still do that as it is difficult to describe properly. I would recommend Lynn's Jig. Cheers, Bob.
 

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These days I have a set of three OakPark spacer jigs, low cost, simple and work well. Previously I used this reversible home made one which also produced good quality box joints. I suppose it depends on the joints you expect, the ease of use and or the money you are prepared to invest.
 

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These days I have a set of three OakPark spacer jigs, low cost, simple and work well. Previously I used this reversible home made one which also produced good quality box joints. I suppose it depends on the joints you expect, the ease of use and or the money you are prepared to invest.
Has anyone used the Oak Park jigs with a Triton router table? I've both and before I start drilling any holes I'd be interested in other's experiences.

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Incidentally, I've actually got two. One I bought specifically and another I've yet to build a base for, that arrived as part of a job lot of Triton bits that I got off eBay for buttons. It's the older type and came with the fence and guard but no bolts. It also came with an extension table for something. and an odd assortment of square tube. I keep thinking of building a simple base for it and leaving it set up with one of the more commonly used cutters so that I can do quick jobs on it. It's a hangover from a philosophy of keeping tools I've upgraded from set up permanently for something, like the way I've always got a rose bit in an old drill. Just pick it up and use it, instead of swapping cutters/bits.

Does anyone else do this?

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How come? What did you prefer about the Triton?

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It worked very well and the biscuit jointer was great. I originally had the first model then changed to the new one with the sliding piece at the front which made it very versatile. I also made a box joint jig for it before Triton produced one. All together it did what it was supposed to do and did it well.
 

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Incidentally, I've actually got two. One I bought specifically and another I've yet to build a base for, that arrived as part of a job lot of Triton bits that I got off eBay for buttons. It's the older type and came with the fence and guard but no bolts. It also came with an extension table for something. and an odd assortment of square tube. I keep thinking of building a simple base for it and leaving it set up with one of the more commonly used cutters so that I can do quick jobs on it. It's a hangover from a philosophy of keeping tools I've upgraded from set up permanently for something, like the way I've always got a rose bit in an old drill. Just pick it up and use it, instead of swapping cutters/bits.

Does anyone else do this?

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Peter
Peter,

Rose bit? Is that a countersink bit?
 

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"Rose bit? Is that a countersink bit?"

Yes they are the same though I haven' heard them called that since I left England in 1964.
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Please stop calling Box Joints, "Finger Joints".
Finger jointing is done with an edge profiling tool with several slot cutters on an arbor.
Finger jointing is an edge jointing method like a sophisticated version of Tongue and groove, by which multiple tongues and grooves provide even better surface area at the edge for a stronger glue bond.

Put finger joint cutter into a websearch to see what the cutters look like!
And for heavens sake please lets all use common terminology so we all understand what's people are talking about.
 

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Please stop calling Box Joints, "Finger Joints".
Finger jointing is done with an edge profiling tool with several slot cutters on an arbor.
Finger jointing is an edge jointing method like a sophisticated version of Tongue and groove, by which multiple tongues and grooves provide even better surface area at the edge for a stronger glue bond.

Put finger joint cutter into a websearch to see what the cutters look like!
And for heavens sake please lets all use common terminology so we all understand what's people are talking about.
I hope all members have taken note, further breaches of terminology will be severely dealt with even if we know what you mean!
 
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