In the previous post Building Beehives, I shared how having my own bees is something I have also been interested in.
In this post I will show how I made finger joints using a stacked dado head cutter on my table saw. While this method isn’t original to me, it was the simplest method I could find.
The wood I am working with is 3/4 inch thick so each of my fingers in the joints will be 3/4 inch. So I made a jig that would help me keep each finger of the joint consistent.
You will see in the picture above I have a piece of stock 3/4 inch thick glued into the jig. The jig is slid over and clamped to create a gap between the blade and the piece of stock that is 3/4 inch wide.
You stand the board on its end and clamp it to the jig.
I put together the first deep brood box with some minor adjustments. I learned that if the jig moves even a little, it will throw off how the fingers line up. But a little chisel work makes it fit nice and tight.
Up next I will make the base and lid.