Wood Joinery The Finger Joint Is A Router Joint That Not Only Adds Strength To Glued Up Boards It Can Extend Your Scraps By Joining Them Together End To End For Use In A Hidden Area This Is The Method Used To Make Inexpensive Pine Moulding That Is Meant To Be Painted
Wood joinery the finger joint is a router joint that not only adds strength to glued up boards it can extend your scraps by joining them together end to end for use in a hidden area this is the method used to make inexpensive pine moulding that is meant to be painted is article about Magazine bookmarked by darrell with ID 11387836265 was uploaded on 07-01-2019 and has been viewed 397,804 times.
Finger Joint Finger joint bit You can see the finger joints along the length of the moulding where smaller pieces were joined.The finger joint excels at this type of joint.What You NeedThis type of joint is typically made with a table mounted router bit.
You can use an adjustable bit like the one used here, or a fixed bit.The advantage of the adjustable bit as the wide range of stock thicknesses you can use it with.There are 5 finger cutters and a wide end cutter.
For 3/4" thick stock, you only need one of the fingers and the wider end cutter.Adjusting the bit for 3/4' stock Keep in mind that because of the way the joint interlocks, you will lose about 3/8" or so width or length for each joint, depending on the bit.
How to Make the JointMount your finger joint bit on a router table with the fence in line with the bearing.This gives you the best support for your stock and improves safety, particularly when routing end pieces.
Set up the bit by eye and take a test cut on two scrap boards.Flip one board over and assemble the joint.If the surfaces don't line up, raise or...