Spline jig

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Blog series by Sanman updated 01-04-2012 05:16 AM 3 parts 5411 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: First attempt

12-23-2011 08:03 PM by Sanman | 5 comments »

I made this from scap pallet pieces. FREE WOOD!!! Lot’s of problems. My thought was to leave the fence in the same place and move the box from side to side inside the jig to make larger spline cuts. This way I would only have the one cut through the jig. Not enough support. The box was moving as I cut and I ended up with different size spline cuts that were not square to the box. I plan on increasing the size of the whole thing, but will need to purchase wood to ...

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Part 2: The box from the jig

12-29-2011 10:25 PM by Sanman | 1 comment »

I ended up with a very large spline after playing with the jig. No worries, this is my pallet wood pile to practice with. As far as I can tell, this is a pine box with cedar splines, top, and bottom. My first attempt at routing an edge, lot’s of burs on the end grains. What causes that? The box came out nice. I made 45 cuts and glued together with out clamps. I used tape and checked my square before leaving it to dry. It seems to sit flat on the ts. I worked...

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Part 3: Finishing the spline box

01-04-2012 05:16 AM by Sanman | 0 comments »

After sanding, conditioning, and staining, I decided to try shelac. It worked fine. Shelac is a lot different than lacquer or polyurethane. I’m still experimenting with the finishes. (LOL, I’m still experimenting with everything). I like that Shelac drys fast. I was able to put on several coats in one day. Now I need to work on my photography

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