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

100 thoughts on “How to Make Box Joints with Only a Router | Woodworking Jig

  1. Perfecto!👍gracias a tu video excelente, genio hiciste crear nueva herramienta corta para router, cómo es audaz!

  2. Watching this now. Cannot thank you enough for this video. I still consider myself a beginner at woodworking. I have seen other plans and videos about how to make a table for a router, but because my engineering skills are not the best, I can never quite figure out how to adapt them to my specific router. This video and explanation are perfect! Thanks again!

  3. when you say, move the pin to or against the pit, do you start with new wood or what? please show on another video! thank you, my friend.

  4. I'm about to teach a bunch of kids how to make simple boxes. Now I'm considering making a jig like this for our router table we already have so they can add in finger joins. Great video man

  5. Me: I don't have a tablesaw to do finger joints, can I use just a router?
    Youtuber: Sure, use this method. 1st step, cut this board with the table saw, then the mitter saw and finally use the drill press.
    Me: 😒
    Still very cool video, but c'mon, the video start with questions from other users asking for alternatives to tablesaws among others.

  6. David this was perfect. I had been brainstorming how to build a box joint jig since I don’t currently table saw (I have a radial arm saw) or a real router table. This was what I needed to see and with a few mods will work perfectly for my setup.

  7. You could run a shorter bit if you drill the hole in the base plate bigger then have the collet and nut go up further closer (but not touching) the slide.

  8. Square Space… get it? You made a square space with box joints and a cool box joint jig and it was all brought to you by Square Space!

  9. I know I'm not the first to say this, but :"we're going to use a router, not a router table"… Proceeds to build a router table.

  10. I often think that there is nothing new to be found in the youtube woodworking space. You proved me wrong. Great Idea Dave.

  11. I love your videos, and one of my favourite things is a lot of your measurements are "I will cut this about…this long" or "I will rip this down to about, this wide" Which is usually how a lot of us actually do stuff when making projects with the plans just in our heads. You make projects really easy to follow and without all technical jargon and I would guess a lot less daunting for new woodworkers, yet they are still beautifully made. I guess i'm just trying to say you make it easier to "Make something"

  12. I’ve been terrified of trying to make box joints, because I didn’t want to have to buy a jig and because I don’t have a dado stack, but I truly think I have ran out of excuses after watching this video, thanks for creating awesome content as always!

  13. I just made pretty much the same thing for my router table. You get an amazing amount wood shavings everywhere. It didn't work properly until I bought a very good router bit.

  14. Your segway into the commercial was so smooth that I'm not even mad to be interrupted. Good job on the jig as well.

  15. I'm impressed with the build but far more impressed with the video. Clear, clean, crisp, not a lot of crummy music while you skilfully drill four holes with the drill press. Yep, very good. I subscribed and I REALLY want to see the walnut tool box.


  16. Brilliant work buddy, here in the UK dado stacks are frowned on by government and the health and safety brigade, so using the router is a perfect way to get that wider cut for box joints, thankyou for your excellent video, very helpful, regards Louie Ulster Workshop.

  17. That's a great jig, I'm starting into woodworking, I don't have that much space, so I'm thinking on making a flippable modular workbench table which can fit my miter saw and router, this gives me an idea on what else to add to the router module, thanks for the video

  18. I've seen many videos that show us how to make box joints, but yours is very special! Perfect work! Congratulations!!!

  19. er ahhh what's the make of that weird router you're going to profile soonly? I saw an ad for it a year or so ago on a Venezuela cable station

  20. David thank you for simplifying a complicated decision for me. I needed a accurate, simple to build, and a minimum amount of tools for building my Finger Joint Router Jig.
    Excellent video and process. Thank you for sharing

  21. Nice video and very nice intro !
    Man, Dan will soon be the tool you are using the most in your workshop :-p

  22. Been researching for a box joint method with router (dont have dados here also) for an upcoming project.
    Your video is a life saver sir!
    Good job!
    DIYer from Philippines

  23. Why do you use plywood to make something that will always need to remain square? I see this all the time on multiple channels, and it always puzzles me. Whenever I make a sled or jig that I intend to use beyond that job, I spring for HDPE or acrylic and make it out of somehting that's durable, consistent in composition, and not susceptible to warping. Maybe it's just because my work area is unconditioned, but this never makes sense to me.

  24. That is one slick Box Joint Jig! I have to agree that it is defenitly not like any I've seen before. I also like the idea of making it as a small fixture that you can easily move around. Can't wait to build one for my shop.

  25. My first thought: "Come on, you just made a mini router table"… My second thought "Man, I can use a mini router table"… so.. there's that…

  26. Anyone else ever notice that YouTube wood workers plywood looks like plywood out of a fairy tale? Always so crisp and correct

    Thanks for the info! Great video, FTCF 5 stars!

  27. This seems to be a hopelessly complicated solution to a problem with a much simpler solution. Build a simple jig with parallel but offset fingers extending either side of a central board, and rout the fingers topside with a bearing guided bit. Easy Peasy.

  28. You could also make the base of the sliding tray out of thinner 1/4” hardboard and gain some length on the router bit. Cool jig.

  29. The Marxists in the UK have made Dado blades illegal? Marxists are far more dangerous to you than a fkn saw blade is, foolish Liberals. What is the tipping point soyboys?

  30. Hi Genius! I totally loved it! Where have you been? Must do the box jig! Congratulations you’ve earned yourself a loyal subscriber! More vids please. Good day.

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