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    I was experimenting this weekend with box joints. I made myself a little jig and it works fine, but here's my question:

    Is there any disadvantage to having the box joints smaller than the width of the wood? My arbor will only support a 9/16 dado so I was cutting 1/2 box joints on 3/4 stock.

    Any suggestions?


  • #2
    The only disadvantage I can think of is that you will have more cuts to make. Perhaps if the wood was thicker the joint may start to become visually strange looking (1/2" joint on 1 1/2" material) but that is also just a matter of taste.


    • #3
      set up jig to allow you to make 1 and 1/2 passes for each joint. with a 1/2" dado blade that will give you a 3/4 joint. its more work but it will give you the joint you want without changing your arbor

      [ 05-17-2005, 11:58 AM: Message edited by: Conkle73 ]


      • #4
        Originally posted by dp:
        My arbor will only support a 9/16 dado
        Thanks, dp
        Just out of curiosity, what kind of saw are you using?
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