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Project by Woodenwizard posted 12-28-2014 08:59 PM 3452 views 50 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I sold my old table saw and bought a new 3HP Saw stop. So far I love the saw and have not found one negative thing about it. Except that none of my old crosscut sleds fit. So I have started the process of making new sleds. The first is this spline cutting sled. I got the idea from LJs Brad Nailor’s and Lenny’s post. Thanks much. It works great. On to the next sled.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 12-28-2014 09:04 PM

Darn, that’s one of the nicest spline jigs I’ve seen. I might have to make one someday. Did you buy the sawstop locally? I’ve been thinking of purchasing one too.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Woodenwizard

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#2 posted 12-28-2014 09:11 PM

Bobasaurus- yes I did buy it locally, I bought it from Rockler’s.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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McDustmaker

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#3 posted 12-29-2014 12:29 AM

Best looking spline cutting jig that I have seen. What materials did you use to make it?

-- Richard, Temple, GA.....If I smell of sawdust then I was having fun

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Woodenwizard

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#4 posted 12-29-2014 01:32 AM

Thanks McDustmaker. The base is a piece of scrap 3/4” plywood 12” X 24” and the remainder of the parts are made with 3/4” MDF and 1/2” MDF

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Lenny

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#5 posted 12-29-2014 01:35 AM

That’s a great version of a spline cutting sled John. Well done. As for the saw, also well done. It’s top-notch, provides that extra level of safety and their customer service is second to none.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Woodenwizard

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#6 posted 12-29-2014 01:41 AM

Thanks Lenny, You have been an inspiration for many of my projects.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 12-29-2014 02:06 AM

Nice sled. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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Roger

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#8 posted 12-29-2014 01:14 PM

Oh yes. Super nice. Congrats on that new saw as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Duckster

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#9 posted 12-29-2014 03:50 PM

That’s a good looking jig. Don’t understand how it works but nice. I can’t figure where your stock goes.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Dynamike

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#10 posted 12-29-2014 04:33 PM

A nice saw makes a nice jig, that and a lotta talent. Nice Job WW! This one’s in my Favorites!

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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Dynamike

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#11 posted 12-29-2014 04:34 PM

A nice saw makes a nice jig, that and a lotta talent. Nice Job WW! This one’s in my Favorites!

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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Dynamike

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#12 posted 12-29-2014 04:46 PM

@ Duckster…A spline jig is used to make slots in the corners of a Box or any 90 degree angle joint, perpendicular to the glue joint. You would do this in order to add small wedges of wood into the slots, sometimes of a different species of wood. Once glued across the original glue joint, the slices, or splines, increase the strength of the joint a great deal insuring a long lasting joint. It’s a great detail to show off your joint making skills, as is evident in WoodenWizard’s “In and Out Box, also a nice build.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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kdc68

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#13 posted 12-29-2014 07:16 PM

Nicely done !.....I made one not too long ago. Similar to yours but I thought a removable and replaceable zero clearance insert would be a great feature to have. Congrats to you with your new Saw Stop…........

Click for details

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Woodenwizard

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#14 posted 12-29-2014 07:39 PM

Duckster; Here are a couple of photos with a box in the position for cutting the splines. You adjust the location of the box depending on where you want the slots for the splines. In this box the splines are walnut and not only strengthens the joint but adds a little design feature. Hope this helps.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#15 posted 01-04-2015 02:50 AM

Very nice.

-- Robert in middle TN

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