|Project by gfadvm||posted 12-24-2011 03:19 PM||4636 views||93 times favorited||23 comments|
By the time I’m ready to cut splines, I have a lot of time and effort in a project and hate to ruin it at this late stage. This is my last (final) version. I just added the fence saddle after I let it wander off the fence thus wallowing out a spline cut. The big plusses of this jig are: it is very stable, the window allows you to see the blade when setting your cut up, and it allows you to clamp your box to the jig rather than trying to hold it in place. When cutting tear out prone wood I tape a 1/8” thick backer board behind the back edge of the box. I hope this helps others. As you can probably tell it is made completely of repurposed scraps. The blue tape tag says “fill miter slots to keep the sides of the jig from hanging up on a miter slot.This step is not always needed but when the sides are close to a slot I just lay a strip of scrap in the miter slots.
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