Cherryville Chuck· Retired Moderator
My point was and still is that many people, including most of the group I consider master woodworkers, still refer to the box joint as first being a finger joint. When someone says finger joint it's not a given that they are talking about splicing lumber. If you paid attention to the sources in the links I gave you saw some very respectable sources referring to what you call a box joint as a finger joint, the reason being that the individual projections are called fingers and that when joined together they look like interlaced fingers, no matter what size they are. It's how I refer to them because that's how I learned to refer to them a very long time ago. You guys can argue all you want to but unless you know a way to change history then the traditional way to refer to that joint is as a finger joint.