August 17, 2011
This week offering is one of those nice, ’101′ articles that we all needed when we were starting out, and doesn’t hurt to refresh on, so that we can pass our wisdom on to others.
Box joints are like two medieval castle walls, locked head-to-head together.
Hmm, maybe a picture does save a thousand words. Box joints add a professional touch to your projects, they can be cut on a table saw with a dado blade or with a router in a table with a straight bit. Generally the thickness of the material and the width of the tails are the same, they should be cut slightly deeper then trimmed for a perfectly flush fit.
Good photos accompany this guide, as well as some links to special tools you could use.