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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Box Joints on the Radial Arm Saw
The base of my CNC router was made with box joints on the Radial Arm Saw. I cut one end of all the boards at the same time using a 1/2 inch dado stack with the saw rotated as shown:
After cutting each slot, I cranked up the arm by 1/2 inch.
After cutting one end of all the pieces, I flipped them over to repeat on the other end. Assembled, the frame looked like this:
I've been using this frame for about 3 years, rolling around on casters and shaking the Dickens out of it without any issues.
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