Spline Jig Insert

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-18-2016 06:00 AM 1714 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a need for a spline jig in our shop in Az. so I made this insert for the existing dado jig used in the table saw.
It is made from5/8” maple plywood and just glued together It is mounted into the sled with 4 screws so it can be easily removed. I used it on a mitered table apron and it worked very well.

It is 18” long and made to just fit inside the bridges on the sled it has 4 gussets front and back.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 02-18-2016 06:05 AM

This one is very handy (narrow).

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#2 posted 02-18-2016 06:15 AM

COOL double play!

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#3 posted 02-18-2016 07:56 AM

Nice project

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#4 posted 02-18-2016 08:04 AM

Nice design! My old one is falling apart and I will use this design in my new one, if you don’t mind!

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#5 posted 02-18-2016 11:04 AM

looks real nice jim, should work out great for you

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#6 posted 02-18-2016 12:19 PM

Handy dandy addition

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#7 posted 02-18-2016 02:05 PM

Nice and simple Jim. I think spline jigs are a favorite in most shops.

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#8 posted 02-18-2016 02:29 PM

Way to go Jimbo

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#9 posted 02-18-2016 03:18 PM

It’s a nice jig and a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 02-18-2016 05:16 PM

Good idea for a handy Jig, I’m thinking I should make one very similar may come in handy for a 2×4 project I’m thinking about. Thanks Jim another great useful project.

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#11 posted 02-18-2016 05:42 PM

I thought you had a Shopsmith at the AZ shop.

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#12 posted 02-18-2016 06:48 PM

Nice little jig to fit on just about any sled and saves making another sled .
Good thinking Jim .


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#13 posted 02-18-2016 07:20 PM

Nice, handy jig.

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#14 posted 02-18-2016 11:45 PM

Very handy Mate.


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#15 posted 02-19-2016 12:25 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I have a table just about done that I used it for in two areas.

cheers, jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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