This Vectric box project introduces a nice technique for creating finger joint corner joinery without having to worry about internal corner bit radiuses (radii) to chisel out by hand. The finger joints are automatically tight and square – just like a finger joint should be! This is different from a standard finger joint, so I invented a new name for it. I call this an “offset finger joint”. No special jigs of any kind are required. The method is EASY and SIMPLE and can be done on any standard CNC machine.
I believe this particular type of CNC joinery method is in its ‘infancy’ and I hope that some of you will experiment with it to come up with your own interesting variations!
The box lid can be customized with any person’s initial in the center of the existing delicate V-carve design. The box would also look very nice with the sides and front/back panels machined in contrasting wood colors. You can easily modify the project layout as you wish.
The finished dimensions are about:
5.75″ W x 5″ D x 3.75″ H
This free Vectric Project requires Aspire 4 or VCarve Pro 7 or higher.
Designed by Michael Tyler, carvebuddy.com – October 2013
The sample shown was machined with a ShopBot Buddy PRSalpha BT48 CNC