Finger Joint Box
Ok last project post of the season:) - I never remember to post stuff anymore, usually because it’s out the door before I can grab a pic of it!
Nothing crazy here, finished this one up over the long holiday weekend. I needed a box at work to house parts for an electric pneumatic valve. This was my first go at something like this and since work was picking up the tab for the material and my time, figured it was a good way to do something new. It was 3mm black acrylic and the back panel had brass threaded inserts installed so we can take the panel off if something inside needed to be fixed. I can’t say I had fun running acrylic glue over all the joints inside and out, but it’s a strong little box and has made this week at work a whole lot easier! The pics are from the test fit before I glued it up and took off the paper.
I would like to run some tests to get the kerf value dialed in, the material was a little too tight. The laser cuts don’t form a square edge and the thicker the material, the worse it is. Had to run a file over all the fingers, but in the end it’s still a nice way of doing things. It took a bit more than 3 hours to cut out and assembled is roughly 4x3x5".
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