In this set of free woodworking plans, learn how to build a box joint jig that can be used over and over again to create box joints.
- Woodworking: Easy
- Finishing: none required
Time to Complete
- 15 minutes
- Table Saw with miter gauge and stacked dado blade set
- Cordless Drill or Corded Power DrillMaterials Needed
- 1 - 5-1/2" x 10" piece of 1/2" or 3/4" plywood or 1x6
- 3 - 1-1/4" Wood Screws
- Woodworking Glue
To begin making your box joint jig, you'll need to determine what width you'll want each of the fingers of the joint to be. For instance, if you want to make your fingers 1/2" wide, start by ripping a strip of stock 1/2" x 1/2" by at least four inches long. Also, cut a piece of 1x6 (or plywood) cut to a finished size of 5-1/2" x 10" as shown in the picture above.