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Project by tdv posted 1349 days ago 3161 views 26 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of a spline cutting jig I am making a couple of matching boxes from some curly mahogany & decided to put in some maple splines I got the inspiration for this jig from the Lumberjocks site it has an adjustable fence to accomodate both picture frames & different size boxes I’ve been meaning to make on for some time now it only took 1 1/2 hours from start to finish( plus drying time for the glue ) wish I’d done it sooner it works great Thanks guys ( & Gals) for the inspiration

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK





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sras

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#1 posted 1349 days ago

Nice one! That mahogany looks fantastic – can’t wait to see that project posting! Thanks for sharing…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Mary Anne

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#2 posted 1348 days ago

Nice! Love the addition of the adjustable fence. Great idea. I’m sure it will get a lot of use.
That is some great curl in the mahogany box you are working on.

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 1348 days ago

That is some gorgeous mahogany!! Nice jig, also!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Loucarb

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#4 posted 1348 days ago

Great jig. Ditto on the Mahogany.

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Roger

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#5 posted 1348 days ago

Awesome jig. That Mahogany is incredible!! Those Maple splines will really dress it up even more.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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dustbunny

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#6 posted 1348 days ago

Great jig !
I also like the adjustable side.
WOW on the box !!

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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jim1953

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#7 posted 1348 days ago

Great Lookin Jig

-- Jim, Kentucky

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tdv

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#8 posted 1348 days ago

Well thanks very much I’m glad you like it I will post the boxes when they’re done but first I have a chest to finish for my wife for our anniversary. Watch this space
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Triumph1

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#9 posted 1348 days ago

Really nice Trevor! This is still on my to do list. I constantly have to put spacers in mine to get it in the correct location…so I cannot wait to make one with adjustment designed in. Wow…look at the curly mahogany! Beautiful!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Robsshop

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#10 posted 1348 days ago

I like Your take on this useful TS jig and the adjustable reference guide is a nice addition to an already popular design ! I am in the process of designing/constructing a spline jig that will mount to My CC sled and will give Your design some consideration ! Once again nice job and thanks for the post. ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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lanwater

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#11 posted 1348 days ago

Nice jig. I will probably modify/replace mine.

Great job as usual.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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mafe

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#12 posted 1348 days ago

So cool, and well made.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Chip

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#13 posted 1348 days ago

I’ve made several of these though not quite as elaborate as yours Trevor. I’m curious about the gap at the bottom. Doesn’t it create problems with tear out? I make sure my 90 degree boards almost touch at the bottom point to avoid this. Or am I missing something?

Nice wood on the box by the way!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Skylark53

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#14 posted 1348 days ago

WOW! This really gives you a great deal of versitility and good control over the workpeice.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 1348 days ago

That jig is very nice and I’ll bet that it is very accurate. You did a great job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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