How to Make Box Joints with Only a Router | Woodworking Jig

How to make finger and box joints with only a router. No table saw necessary! Brought to you by Squarespace. For 10% off your first purchase, go to:

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How to make box joints (sometimes called finger joints) using only a router. Making box joints on the table saw requires a dado stack which isn’t available in all areas. The next best method is at the router table but not everyone has the space for a dedicated router table. This tutorial video shows a simple method on making a jig out of plywood for a hand held router that attaches to the base. Once you make this woodworking jig you’ll always be set up for box joints and finger joints. If you choose to change up your box joint finger width you’ll need to swap out the bit and make a dedicated fence for that bit.

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1/4" Router Bit:
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Hand Pull Saw:
Plywood Source:

Finger Joints on a Table Saw:
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