Table Saw Spline Jig

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 09-26-2012 08:26 PM 2065 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is another really simple project that I’ve wanted to make for a long time, a spline jig. I make a lot of boxes, and splines are great joints for a box. You can make a really fancy spline jig, but I tried to keep it simple. I made mine out of 3/4’’ plywood, and 3/4’’ pine. You could just make it out of plywood, but I didn’t have enough plywood to finish the project. I used 1’’ wood screws, and glue to hold everything together. I cut out some brackets for more support. (Notice that two of my brackets are higher than one, that was my mistake!) I also had a handle someone gave to me, to make it easier to push through the table saw. It going to get a lot of use in the shop, and I’m glad I finally made one!
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Ben Simms

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 08:39 PM

Cool jig. Did your camera mirror the picture? Namstfarc.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 10:19 PM

That is a top shelf jig!! Nice going, AJ!!

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

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 10:58 PM

You’re Thinking!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 09-27-2012 12:16 AM

Thanks guys! Yes, my camera did mirror the photo.

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#5 posted 09-27-2012 12:24 AM

Very nice. I likes it

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

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#6 posted 09-27-2012 01:32 AM

Thanks Roger!

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#7 posted 09-27-2012 04:31 PM

yes, simple and safe solution for making boxes with dandy corners. I have a few boxes in mind right now. I found some nice walnut scrap in a dumpster the other day. Perhaps I’ll use some of the dumpster dive pine I also have to make one of these.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#8 posted 09-27-2012 06:21 PM

Yes, I like your shop jig. I enjoy making them and always find it more fun rewarding to use mine then store bought jigs. You are doing a tremendous job there AJ

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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