Harmony Central Forums
Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse

Announcement

Harmony Central has “soft launched” our new mobile experience this past week. While we have done extensive testing, we know that with a community as large as HC that there will be items that surface that will still need to be addressed. We are asking that you utilize the thread belowto report any challenges you may encounter. Here are the things we request you provide: A brief description of the issue, the device and operating system version you were using, the browser and version, screen resolution, and a screen shot of the display.
Thanks for your patience as we work towards the best experience we can provide to our community.

http://www.harmonycentral.com/forum/...ablet-feedback
See more
See less

Any woodworkers here? Finger joints question..

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse









X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Any woodworkers here? Finger joints question..

    I am thinking about building my 2x12 using finger joints like this:









    Any tips on getting it done decently? I'm thinking about using a router and jig.



    Any input would be great, thanks!



    <div class="signaturecontainer">Everyone's Here -&gt; GUITARAMPBOARD.COM<br>GUITARAMPBOARD.COM<br>GUITAR AMPBOARD.COM<br>GUITARAMPBOARD.COM<br>GUITARAMPBOA RD.COM<br>GUITARAMPBOARD.COM</div>

  • #2
    You can do it with a typical dovetail jig and a router. Even a cheaper blind dovetail jig will suffice. Or, you could build a box joint jig for a table saw or router table quickly and inexpensively. Depends on which tools you have and which ones are more comfortable for you to use.







    [EDIT:] Forgot to mention clamps, so get some of those. I recommend cutting out some square corners and using those to maintain alignment and 90 degree angles.
    <div class="signaturecontainer">SPAM: Buy my eBook, &quot;Beginning Electric Guitar Design&quot;. $4.99 and available at:<br />
    <a href="http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PaulBuerk" target="_blank">Lulu Edition</a><br />
    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006L89JN4/ref=r_soa_w_d" target="_blank">Kindle Edition</a><br />
    <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beginning-electric-guitar/id489650577?mt=11" target="_blank">iTunes iBookstore</a><br />
    <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beginning-electric-guitar-design-paul-buerk/1108001002?ean=9781105339813&amp;itm=1&amp;usri=pa ul+buerk" target="_blank">Nook Edition</a></div>

    Comment


    • #3
      A good dovetail jig will get you there....but they ain't cheap. Using a table saw with a dado blade would work too.
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><div class="bbcode_container">
      <div class="bbcode_quote">
      <div class="quote_container">
      <div class="bbcode_quote_container"></div>

      <div class="bbcode_postedby">
      <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Rear Naked</strong>
      <a href="showthread.php?p=47347632#post47347632" rel="nofollow"><img class="inlineimg" src="images/buttons/viewpost-right.png" alt="View Post" /></a>
      </div>
      <div class="message">you have a &quot;before&quot; pic of your ****************************??? <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/freak.gif" border="0" alt="" title="freak" class="inlineimg" /></div>

      </div>
      </div>
      </div> <b><font color="red"><u><font size="5">SPAM:</font></u></font></b><br />
      <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2899594-FS-TC-Flashback-Delay-and-CMATMODS-Tube-Slammer" target="_blank"><b><font color="red"><u>TC Flashback Delay</u></font></b></a><br />
      <br />
      <font size="1"><b>Good deals:</b> Rfaranda, Goodisonrock, Cobrahead1030, Ricky Bobby, STEEL KAGE, tsunamijesus, Dark Slide, superflyinmonke, boltzthrower, itkindaworks, Shenaniganizer, Rhammer19, downer01, Caveman Riddle, RockStarBassist</font><br />
      <br />
      <font size="3"><b><u><font color="red"><a href="http://soundcloud.com/hottkarl" target="_blank">HottKarl's Tunes on Soundcloud</a></font></u></b></font></div>

      Comment


      • #4
        You guys that can do this stuff is just amazing. I'm a jack of all trades but woodworking is not in my trades LOL



        I do ****************ty woodworking











        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><font size="5"><div align="center">MFPOMFS</div></font></b><br />
        <br />
        ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ ♪♫♪♫♪ ♫♪♫♪♫♪</div>

        Comment


        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by MahaloVision
          View Post

          You can do it with a typical dovetail jig and a router. Even a cheaper blind dovetail jig will suffice. Or, you could build a box joint jig for a table saw or router table quickly and inexpensively. Depends on which tools you have and which ones are more comfortable for you to use.







          [EDIT:] Forgot to mention clamps, so get some of those. I recommend cutting out some square corners and using those to maintain alignment and 90 degree angles.










          Quote Originally Posted by HottKarl
          View Post

          A good dovetail jig will get you there....but they ain't cheap. Using a table saw with a dado blade would work too.




          Hmm.. you guys both mention the dovetail jig, not sure how I would go about that..









          Quote Originally Posted by Pepi
          View Post

          You guys that can do this stuff is just amazing. I'm a jack of all trades but woodworking is not in my trades LOL



          I do ****************ty woodworking















          That's pretty good, nothing fancy but its a clean finish.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">Everyone's Here -&gt; GUITARAMPBOARD.COM<br>GUITARAMPBOARD.COM<br>GUITAR AMPBOARD.COM<br>GUITARAMPBOARD.COM<br>GUITARAMPBOA RD.COM<br>GUITARAMPBOARD.COM</div>

          Comment


          • #6
            Thanks! Probably won't fall apart in the near future.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><font size="5"><div align="center">MFPOMFS</div></font></b><br />
            <br />
            ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ ♪♫♪♫♪ ♫♪♫♪♫♪</div>

            Comment


            • #7





              Hmm.. you guys both mention the dovetail jig, not sure how I would go about that..



              Here's an example:






              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSVzXwrZbxc
              <div class="signaturecontainer">SPAM: Buy my eBook, &quot;Beginning Electric Guitar Design&quot;. $4.99 and available at:<br />
              <a href="http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PaulBuerk" target="_blank">Lulu Edition</a><br />
              <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006L89JN4/ref=r_soa_w_d" target="_blank">Kindle Edition</a><br />
              <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beginning-electric-guitar/id489650577?mt=11" target="_blank">iTunes iBookstore</a><br />
              <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beginning-electric-guitar-design-paul-buerk/1108001002?ean=9781105339813&amp;itm=1&amp;usri=pa ul+buerk" target="_blank">Nook Edition</a></div>

              Comment


              • #8
                I've done a whole bunch of them. My method was to use a router and a vertical routing table (I used a stand alone unit made by shopsmith).



                One tip that I learned the hard way is that if you are using woods with a high sap content (like a lot of exotics) you'll want to glue them pretty quickly because they may not fit together very well afterward.
                <div class="signaturecontainer"><div class="bbcode_container">
                <div class="bbcode_quote">
                <div class="quote_container">
                <div class="bbcode_quote_container"></div>

                <div class="bbcode_postedby">
                <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>DrakkarTyrannis</strong>
                <a href="showthread.php?p=46689515#post46689515" rel="nofollow"><img class="inlineimg" src="images/buttons/viewpost-right.png" alt="View Post" /></a>
                </div>
                <div class="message"> I'm a drag queen..not Jesus Christ</div>

                </div>
                </div>
                </div> <div class="bbcode_container">
                <div class="bbcode_quote">
                <div class="quote_container">
                <div class="bbcode_quote_container"></div>

                <div class="bbcode_postedby">
                <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>LuckisforLosers</strong>
                <a href="showthread.php?p=47218829#post47218829" rel="nofollow"><img class="inlineimg" src="images/buttons/viewpost-right.png" alt="View Post" /></a>
                </div>
                <div class="message">Don't sound like Korn.</div>

                </div>
                </div>
                </div> </div>

                Comment


                • #9
                  Finger joints can be a pain in the ass with ply as sometimes the laminates can fracture then your piece is ****************ed. Screw pocket joints are pretty damn good in my experience and they're perfectly robust and much easier and less risky than finger joints. You can buy a quality Kreg jig for this purpose for next to **************** all money. Most cabs are built with butt joints or dowelled but joints anyway. Finger joints do look cooler though.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/DCCEngineering" target="_blank">DCC Engineering. Custom Cabs and Effects.</a></div><br />
                  <div class="bbcode_container">
                  <div class="bbcode_quote">
                  <div class="quote_container">
                  <div class="bbcode_quote_container"></div>

                  <div class="bbcode_postedby">
                  <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>-Assy-</strong>
                  <a href="showthread.php?p=47286599#post47286599" rel="nofollow"><img class="inlineimg" src="images/buttons/viewpost-right.png" alt="View Post" /></a>
                  </div>
                  <div class="message">Okay I summed up this entire thread in three posts. Let's go home and beat our children.</div>

                  </div>
                  </div>
                  </div> </div>

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    having done a simple finger jointed head chassis with my brother in law, I can safely say that unless you're tooled up and experienced, it's a pita.

                    I'd much rather just buy a premade cab or pay a pro to make it for me.
                    <div class="signaturecontainer">great transactions with: pointblank73, duderanimous</div>

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Biscuits work well too. Just glue, then clamp.

                      Pocket screws are a good idea too. I never thought of that.
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">Good Trades with: JS90lx</div>

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        using dowels is pretty easy and they create a strong joint too. The cost is minimal too, the jig is cheap and you probably already have a drill.
                        <div class="signaturecontainer"><div class="bbcode_container">
                        <div class="bbcode_quote">
                        <div class="quote_container">
                        <div class="bbcode_quote_container"></div>

                        <div class="bbcode_postedby">
                        <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>DrakkarTyrannis</strong>
                        <a href="showthread.php?p=46689515#post46689515" rel="nofollow"><img class="inlineimg" src="images/buttons/viewpost-right.png" alt="View Post" /></a>
                        </div>
                        <div class="message"> I'm a drag queen..not Jesus Christ</div>

                        </div>
                        </div>
                        </div> <div class="bbcode_container">
                        <div class="bbcode_quote">
                        <div class="quote_container">
                        <div class="bbcode_quote_container"></div>

                        <div class="bbcode_postedby">
                        <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>LuckisforLosers</strong>
                        <a href="showthread.php?p=47218829#post47218829" rel="nofollow"><img class="inlineimg" src="images/buttons/viewpost-right.png" alt="View Post" /></a>
                        </div>
                        <div class="message">Don't sound like Korn.</div>

                        </div>
                        </div>
                        </div> </div>

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I made my own jig similar to this one on youtube:



                          http://youtu.be/sCPLnOtxwz8



                          I have since moved on to halfblind dovetails like on this cabinet:



                          <div class="signaturecontainer">Marshall JCM800 2204<br />
                          Marshall Lead 100 Mosfet<br />
                          Laney AOR ProTube 50</div>

                          Comment



                          Working...
                          X