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Jon McFadden
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« on: March 04, 2007, 09:18:11 AM »

I've used the miter gauge method of making box joints for years. Several years ago, I constructed a dedicated fixture some call a "Sled". Now instead of having to adjust my miter gauge every time I make box joints, I slap on the sled and start making precision box joints without making adjustments.
Here is how to make a Sled.
http://nordykebeefarm.com/forum/default.asp
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007, 11:56:51 AM »

Perhaps a direct link to the box joints would be more appropriate than a link to the front end of another forum.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2007, 02:59:09 PM »

I've tried using a direct link and some of the guys complain they can't open the pictures. This is the only way I get no complaints. I don't own the site. The owner asked me to moderate it for him and I post my construction projects there that I think will help fellow beekeepers.

There are different ways to make box joints. The most common is to use the miter gauge with a block attached. After using this method for many years (since 1968), I found a better way to do it (1997) and I would like to pass it on so others don't make the same mistake I did. If someone has a better method than this one, I would like to hear it. With this fixture, there is no setup. It is dedicated to this one operation. Just put it in the slots and start cutting perfect joints.

I have a dovetail fixture and use it for other purposes, but this box joint fixture is the only one I use for beehives.

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 07:53:38 PM »

Jon I can't seem to find the sled construction thread. I see the the box joint jig thread thats a couple of years old. What is the tread heading?, thanks
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