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Box joint table test picture for posting
« on: August 15, 2017, 09:55:52 pm »
I am looking at doing this type of joint for my sons bar top table.
 

 
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Re: Box joint table test picture for posting
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 11:40:04 pm »
It surely worked!  Gonna take some careful cutting to have tight box joints that big.
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
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Re: Box joint table test picture for posting
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 05:26:41 am »
I seen that done on a table saw with a sled and a block of wood. After each cut the cut was advanced
on the block for the next cut.
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Re: Box joint table test picture for posting
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 07:00:07 am »
A cabinet/furniture shop I worked at in my 20's was gluing up strips of oak into butcher block slabs, then we had a router jig and large porter-cable router that clamped on the ends of the slabs and could be indexed to give nice fitting joints. For some reason whenever I got drafted on a delivery it was one of the couches to a second floor apartment  :D

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Re: Box joint table test picture for posting
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 09:26:01 pm »
Thinking of using the chain mortiser to hog most of it out.
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Re: Box joint table test picture for posting
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 05:17:46 pm »
Chain mortiser? What about the tolerances and splintering of the face grain? It takes a lot of precision to make those well. I can't imagine how you will get a tight glue joint on every one of those with that machine.

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Re: Box joint table test picture for posting
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 10:59:42 pm »
I would just get close then finish off with a chisel.  Or Make a jig and use a router, need a bigger router then.
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Re: Box joint table test picture for posting
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2017, 01:43:15 pm »
Score the line deep with your framing chisel.  Then try the chain mortiser or boring bit to remove the majority and finish with chisel.  You'll have to finish with a framing chisel no matter what.
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Re: Box joint table test picture for posting
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 03:57:23 pm »
I seen that done on a table saw with a sled and a block of wood. After each cut the cut was advanced
on the block for the next cut.
That is how I make box joints and would do this, the only twist here,  is that the mortise is wider than a full set of dado blades. I think this could be worked out by making a jig that indexed one side of the mortise on the index block and you would move it to the other side for the second pass.
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Re: Box joint table test picture for posting
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 10:56:43 am »
The slab has been sitting in the cabin 2 to 3 weeks now and is around 12 % moisture has not changed in a week. We are still debating what kind of joint to use, we want the live edge to flow down, so after that it could be any thing.
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Re: Box joint table test picture for posting
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 01:54:49 pm »
I've cut dovetails on that size of piece using my bandsaw.  With practice there is very little cleanup required.  Finger joints would be a lot easier.

I have a chain mortiser and wouldn't want to use it even just to get rid of the waste.   A good jig saw would work better I think.
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