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TM reader and photo pool member Vince posted these great photos of a finger joint jig he built himself from plans he found for free online.  It’s made of MDF, maple, and pine, and looks like it’ll do a great job.

My father had a store-bought model that was metal.  It was much smaller, but it was ex-pen-sive.  As in mugging expensive.

Has anyone else made a custom tool lately, either because you just couldn’t find exactly what you wanted or because you just didn’t have the cash to buy it?  Let us know in comments, or better yet, join our Flickr photo pool and post pictures.  We’ll be watching!

Toolmonger’s Photo Pool [Flickr]
Lynn Sabin’s Basic Box Joint Jig [Leeway Workshop]

 

2 Responses to From The Flickr Pool: A Homebuilt Finger Joint Jig

  1. Shannon says:

    Might I persuade you to send some plans of your version of the box joint jig? It looks really great.

    Thanks.

  2. mark says:

    I am trying to figure out a way to fabricate a finger joint jig for a hand held router to cut the joints in 8/4 5″ wide x 65″ long pieces of maple for the apron around a work bench i’m building. Too chicken to do it by hand. I Thought of cutting most of it by hand and trimming it out with a router/jig. Has anyone out their run into this that can help me. thanks.

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