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  1. #1
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    Default Porter-Cable 2012 jig

    I got the Porter-Cable 2012 jig for Christmas. With all the discounts from Amazon, I got it for $100. It was well worth it. By the second box, I was producing a good quality box. The first one was useable but not something I would sell to anyone.

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    Excellent! Do you have the templates for through dovetails, half blind dovetails, and box joints? If so, which joint are you using on your boxes? I use the half blind dovetail because it allows me to cut both board for one joint in one pass. It also allows me to get a box out of one 6 foot length.
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    Default Re: Porter-Cable 2012 jig

    What jig did you get? Post a link?

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    I use the through dove tail. I believe that it a stronger joint and it does not take long to cut but it does take two cuts.
    I got the jig at http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-4...pr_product_top

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    I have the same jig as billybwf.
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    Steven Tervort. Now that is radical. You are right, who needs a jig.

    I would be scared to death in that shop. Good way to lose fingers, arms, everything in between.

    cchoganjr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleo C. Hogan Jr View Post

    I would be scared to death in that shop. Good way to lose fingers, arms, everything in between.

    cchoganjr
    That is the beauty of the "Canadian Dovetail System," just roll up your sleeves, and all will be okay. Plus, there are no safety features to fiddle with so you can really crank out the boxes.

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    Default Re: Porter-Cable 2012 jig

    While were talking store bought jigs, i bought this one and it cuts box joints like a dream, and you can change the sizes of your box ends instantly. It will do 1/8" finger joints up to 1" i believe. Ive only used it for 3/4" so far though. And its MADE IN USA.

    http://www.amazon.com/INCRA-I-BOX-Ji...&keywords=Ibox

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybwf View Post
    I got the Porter-Cable 2012 jig for Christmas.
    I bought one of these a few weeks ago based on another thread here. After opening it, seeing how it works, and looking at the pile of lumber that I plan on building hundreds of boxes with this winter, I put it back in the box. It looks like a good tool to build a few boxes with, but I'm sticking with the rabbit joint for production. Rabbits on the tablesaw are just too fast & easy.

    I'd sell mine for $50 if anyone here lives around the Indy area.

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    DonShackelford,

    I had a similar thought. I visited my local woodworking store to see these jigs, and how they're used. I too decided to stay with rabbet jointed boxes, cut on either my router table or dado bladed table saw. I imagine the only tool that would cut box/finger joints accurate enough, fast enough to suit my box building esthetics and need for efficiency, would be a "hauncher", like those once sold by Beebabys.com.

    One alternative, might be the locking miter joint, cut with a carbide toothed router blade on a router table. Once I can afford to set up one router table for each of the two cuts necessary for the joint, I'll be in business to make locking miter jointed boxes. The table and blade adjustments are the same, but one edge is cut with the stock vertical, and the other edge with the stock horizontal, so they need different guides to take them safely and accurately past the shaping blade. Perhaps even two shapers, one for each cut, for more power and even smoother joints, with more cuts between blade replacements.
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    Default Re: Porter-Cable 2012 jig

    Quote Originally Posted by DonShackelford View Post

    I'd sell mine for $50 if anyone here lives around the Indy area.
    If I was in the area, I'd take you up on that.
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