Woodworkers have been making finger joints or box joints, as some call them, since the invention of the circular saw blade and table saw. The finger joint is a relatively simple joint, however it requires accurate and proper jig setup to cut it correctly.
Join Shelburne Craft School Woodworking Teacher, Mike Scully for this class, which will cover how to cut finger joints on the table saw.
After starting with pre-milled lumber, we will focus on fabricating the finger joint jig. This jig is key to getting tight fitting joints. Students will come away with an understanding of how to make and set up the finger joint jig. They will gain an appreciation of practical applications like box joint construction. We may even briefly cover advanced applications like the hidden-finger jointed miter joint for advanced cabinetry. Similar techniques can also be applied to making a Japanese Kumiko Grid (which we will offer a course on in the future~)
-Knowledge of how to operate machines at SCS safety (Miter Saw, Jointer, Planner, Tablesaw)
-Knowledge of how to square six side of a board
-Minimal hand-tool experience
-Knowledge of basic wooden box construction