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  • 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!



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  • #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.
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    • #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.
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      • #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



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          Quote Originally Posted by MahaloVision
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          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
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          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
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          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



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          That's pretty good, nothing fancy but its a clean finish.
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          • #6
            Thanks! Probably won't fall apart in the near future.
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            • #7





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



              Here's an example:






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              • #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.
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                • #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.
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                  • #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.

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

                      Pocket screws are a good idea too. I never thought of that.
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                      • #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.
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                        • #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:



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