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Project by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 11-09-2011 06:59 AM 1860 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a shop made spline jig. The “rail” part is 2’ long and glides smoothly along the fence. Almost everything is made from 1” MDF that was rescued from a local furniture place. The two bottom screw are set 3” high so they won’t get in the way of the blade. Haven’t used it yet, but hopefully this weekend. If you see anything that can be improved let me know. Thanks.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 07:11 AM

Looks good I have a similar one, without that long of rail. Longer is prob better. Use it for picture frames, I need to build a miter sled type one for boxes now. Useful jig.

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kiefer

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 07:13 AM

Looks good TIM
If you plan on using it for boxes I would make it wider but should work good for frames.

Kiefer

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 07:17 AM

Yeah I might actually make a sled that will fit into the two miter slots and frame up a spline jig that is wider. Seems like it would be more stable and easier to handle for boxes.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 10:54 AM

I have made one as well and they work great! I love the look of splines in projects.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 01:35 PM

You could make one for boxes that slide against the fence. Easier to adjust for spacing.
I made one for the saw and one for the router table to make dovetail splines.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 11-09-2011 03:06 PM

I made a similar one and have used it a lot. Mine is like Gene describes – it just slides along the fence. So, it has a wider base that slides along the table top. This might give a bit more support to the piece you are cutting.

When I use it for a larger piece like a serving tray, I attach the tray to the backing piece with a small clamp or two.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#7 posted 11-09-2011 06:44 PM

Good Idea! I like that It hooks over It’s stable. I like to wax any wood jig for sliding. thanks!

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#8 posted 11-09-2011 11:20 PM

@b13- What kind of wax do you use?

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#9 posted 11-11-2011 04:22 PM

Tim,
Not B13 but, I use plain old Johnson’s paste wax.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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