dovetail spline jig

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Project by HokieMojo posted 2049 days ago 6249 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This post is for a fellow LJ that was asking how I made the dovetail splines on my candle box:

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Here are a few photos of the ridiculously simple jig I built to cut the splines. Even if I hadn’t used scraps, this jig could have been built for less than $5. I hope that others find this jig useful. If I were to use it on bigger projects, I’d need to build this out larger, but it worked great for a small item. REMEMBER TO KEEP FINGERS CLEAR OF THE CUTTING AREA!

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#1 posted 2048 days ago

Check Out my spline Jig it works Great
You Got a Great Lookin Box There

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 2048 days ago

Great jig. and way to use up some of the scrap.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 2047 days ago

also, if it looks a bit out of alignment, it is. I dropped it when trying to clean up. I only kept it because I wanted to have a picture of how i did it. now it will probably end up in the trash.

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#4 posted 2047 days ago

Thanks for looking good Luck

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 1606 days ago

The proof is in the pudding as they say… Good job.
I made one out of a 2×4 also, but ripped the v along the grain and crosscut the dado for the router guide. it worked quite well. It works like a kehoe jig – (I made it long before I knew what one was though.)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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