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I have just made a home made jig for making box joints on my router table , but they are very tight,can anyone tell me how to get over this please...
 

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thecoder":3psu19fa said:
I have just made a home made jig for making box joints on my router table , but they are very tight,can anyone tell me how to get over this please...
You need to move the guide a little closer to the bit. That will make your box joint pins a little thinner.
 

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sometimewoodworker":yxsg04wm said:
thecoder":yxsg04wm said:
I have just made a home made jig for making box joints on my router table , but they are very tight,can anyone tell me how to get over this please...
You need to move the guide a little closer to the bit. That will make your box joint pins a little thinner.

sorry to sound thick but do you mean the wooden pin closer to the bit ?
 

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If you think about it logically, 1/2" pins won't go into 1/2" sockets without a bit of bashing! (hammer)

You need to make your pins fractionally narrower, or the sockets fractionally wider.

And don't forget to allow for the slight offset this will create!
 

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Tony Spear":25j8b98s said:
If you think about it logically, 1/2" pins won't go into 1/2" sockets without a bit of bashing! (hammer)

You need to make your pins fractionally narrower, or the sockets fractionally wider.

And don't forget to allow for the slight offset this will create!
Yes I see what you mean what i need to work out is how to do that with my set up ...pics below


http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm27 ... oints2.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm27 ... router.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm27 ... joints.jpg

Also on my earlier attempts I noticed that the sides were not quite aligned but on later attempts were a bit better but not quite perfect ...any ideas folks ?..
 

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thecoder":103ho7mc said:
sometimewoodworker":103ho7mc said:
thecoder":103ho7mc said:
I have just made a home made jig for making box joints on my router table , but they are very tight,can anyone tell me how to get over this please...
You need to move the guide a little closer to the bit. That will make your box joint pins a little thinner.

sorry to sound thick but do you mean the wooden pin closer to the bit ?
Yes

Unless you are Canadian then follow this guy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjSjCtjnom8&feature=youtube_gdata_player :lol:
 

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You don't need to move the pin itself but the board with the pin to the right a very small amount.
Thanks for that Andy , but what I don't understand is why by doing that doesn't it just alter the size of the pins and socketss
 

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thecoder":2vpp6zr7 said:
SurreyHills":2vpp6zr7 said:
You don't need to move the pin itself but the board with the pin to the right a very small amount.
Thanks for that Andy , but what I don't understand is why by doing that doesn't it just alter the size of the pins and socketss
The socket size is fixed by the width of the router bit. So no only the pins will be smaller.

However if you aren't doing it the easy way the the socket is a function of your wooden pin width, and the pin width is a function of the gap between wooden pin and router bit.
 
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