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B975 Box Joint & Beehive Jig

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B975 Box Joint & Beehive Jig
“After completing the initial setup of the jig, I decided to give it a go and try making my first box with it. I used 3/4” thick curly hard maple just under 3.5” wide. I did however use a Whiteside 3-flute carbide spiral upcut router bit instead of the one the jig came with, as I’m more fond of the finish from that bit. But other than that, I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this jig. I tend to craft more fine woodworking projects than things like beehives, but until I got this jig, box joints have eluded me. I’m a very happy customer to say the least. From the thoroughness of the instruction manual to the meticulous detail available in online videos, I actually think the instructions and video were over complicated. But that’s not a bad thing. It just means that set up and use we’re far easier than it seemed. The abundance of information was a good thing, believe me! I also found the video from Bridge City Toolworks beneficial. Thank you for that. But after cutting and assembling this box, I would agree that the use of a feeler gauge is unnecessary and that through practice and familiarity with the tool and different woods, a craftsman can learn the feel of a properly fitted finger joint, which I now understand can vary slightly from wood to wood, and to a degree that is immeasurable with a feeler gauge, because a feeler gauge can’t accommodate for the compression of the wood fibers when dry-fitting, to the expansion of wood fibers when glue is added. I would say this; a snug fit is better than too loose, but not so snug that it runs the risk of splitting the wood between the fingers. I would say that it should be snug enough that when initially dry-fitting the pieces together that it should require very light taps with a rubber mallet to fully seat them. Any less than that and there could be unsightly glue lines, and any more than that could cause the piece to split. As with any fine woodworking project, technique, or tool, practice makes perfect. Thanks again for your response and insight. Very satisfied customer here! ”
- Adam A-Z Custom Woodworking, RI USA


- B975 Box Joints, Adam A-Z Custom Woodworking, RI USA