I am building some small boxes for my boys to keep their trading cards in. I decided I wanted to try box joints for these. I built the jig from one of the earlier Woodsmith mags and it works great.
I cut all the peices out of oak for both boxes and ran them thru the jig, checking to be sure they were fitting correctly.
I got one completed, but as I was putting the second one together, I was concerned about the tight fit, as well as the open grain in the oak. Sure enough, it split, in several places. My fit was just too tight. I can correct that, minor adjustment on the jig.
My thought now is I think I would rather use a different wood than oak. What would you use? The fingers are 1/4 on the joints, the boxes measure approx 8x5 inches.
So, your choice of wood is?????