Table Saw Spline Jig

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Project by smitty22 posted 01-11-2012 07:04 AM 23286 views 199 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A spline cutting jig from plans by BradNailor (David), Thanks David! David's blog has the Sketchup plans, a good place to start.

Nothing magic here, just a solid jig made out of some surplus ply I had laying around. A rockler track and couple of t-bolts and knobs with two sliding stops make it pretty versatile.

One thing learned is use a blade that produces a flat bottom kerf, usually not a combination or ATB blade since most of these leave a rounded kerf. Great discussion of the best blades to use for cutting splines is here.


Update: Brad_Nailor’s Project post MDF Miter Spline sled is excellent also, has several good pics of his original jig.

-- Smitty

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 07:08 AM

That’s exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

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#2 posted 01-11-2012 07:13 AM

That’s a great spline jig.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-11-2012 07:37 AM

I made a jig like that out of need last week, now I see how to do it right—I believe my work is cut out for me tomorrow.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 10:09 AM

Nice job. I just finished the same jig today but without the track. I will want that on my next effort.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 01-11-2012 12:23 PM

Great job, I made a quick and dirty one a while back buy I really like this one. Thx for sharing!

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

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#6 posted 01-11-2012 12:44 PM

Well done Dale. This goes on my “to do” list.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#7 posted 01-11-2012 01:26 PM

nice jig, now for the boxes.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 01-11-2012 01:47 PM

Very nice jig. I have been looking for one and this is the first one that makes sense to me!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 01-11-2012 02:16 PM

That’s a very nice jig. Good work.


-- 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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#10 posted 01-11-2012 02:35 PM

Love the jig. But I must be the worst Sketchup/Lumberjocks user ever because I don’t see any sketchup plans on brad’s project… lol

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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#11 posted 01-11-2012 03:11 PM

That one looks sturdier than mine ! It also looks simpler to operate with the track and pair of knobs thanks for the photos, now I’ll be off to modify me jig…. hope you have a good new year…
your north florida friend, don s.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#12 posted 01-11-2012 03:25 PM

I’m going to make one like this, thank-you.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#13 posted 01-11-2012 04:00 PM

I like I like this allot!! I see one in my shop in the very near future.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#14 posted 01-11-2012 04:32 PM

Finally…..................a spline jig that I can understand. This is a great piece and one that makes sense to me. Versatility built into the jig itself.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#15 posted 01-11-2012 04:33 PM

very slick. thnx for the link and your version as well. gotta put this on the “to-do” list

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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