Happy Tuesday! We hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving weekend!
This week’s Alternative Tuesday segment from the Acutabove Woodworking channel is a project to create your own personal finger joint box. Finger joints are used as a way of interlocking items together and allow for some colorful effects. You may have noticed this practice - also referred to as comb joints or box joints – being used in situations such as the extension of floorboards in a building, or the layout of rubber tiles in a gym.
In this video, Ken uses a table saw to cut to length and square all the individual pieces required to assemble the box. Ken then uses a box-joint jig on the table saw to cut the joints in the ABS plastic he is using. It is vital you use one of these jigs for this project as ensuring a tight and proper finger fit can be otherwise challenging.
Don’t have a box jig on-hand? Fear not. They are fast and easy to make. Check out the following article on building your own box jig in fifteen minutes with only a few scrap parts you may have lying around your shop.
If you have a CNC and would prefer to use it as an alternative to using a box jig, we found an interesting forum post that may point you in the right direction.
Either method will lead to a great end product that you can be proud of and utilize.
Be sure to check this channel out regularly for episodes using Plasti-Block™ plastics and get inspired by Ken’s creativity!
Upcoming Plasti-Block™ Themed Episodes
Oct 16 – Halloween Pins
Oct 30 – Christmas Tree Light
The ‘Alternative Tuesday’ segment is a twist and exciting addition to the Acutabove Woodworking channel that was previously dedicated to woodworking. We are excited - along with Ken - to show the benefits of working with plastics.
Plasti-Block™ materials offer rich and vibrant colors that will not chip or fade quickly, are resistant to water and many chemicals, and enable you to build projects that are not very practical with wood or other materials.
Kennyearrings1 has many creative and inspiring ideas and will show you how to make a variety of your own personalized items such as kitchenware, keepsakes, and many more.