Simple Spline Jig

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Project by TmacDaddy posted 10-27-2012 08:15 PM 2168 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tried making two Spline Jigs today and this was the winner. The first was in a sled form and it wasn’t producing a clean (even) cut. Thing my angle was off a bit. THis one is easier to use and dead accurate. Now on to create a box.

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 08:24 PM

looks like it works real good

simple and effective

clamp the box to it
and spline away

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#2 posted 10-27-2012 09:19 PM

Yup, and very small form factor, easy to store. I’m copying that sooner than later!

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#3 posted 10-27-2012 09:33 PM

It looks simple to make and use. Thanks for sharing.

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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#4 posted 10-27-2012 10:04 PM

Looks great. do you have any issues with the box coming off the jig during a cut? Doesn’t look like a lot of support for the piece as it is pushed through.

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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#5 posted 10-27-2012 11:08 PM

Looks cool!

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#6 posted 10-27-2012 11:29 PM

Jarod, I haven’t had an issue yet. Althought the support pieces are only 1/4” (purposly made them thin for use with smaller boxes so the blade wouldnt make contact with the jig) when the box is clamped onto the jig, there is no movement with an A+ cut.

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#7 posted 10-28-2012 01:13 AM

I would tape the back side of the cuts or clamp a backer board on to prevent tearout as it is hard to hide when it occurs! (don’t ask how I learned this)

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#8 posted 10-28-2012 03:11 AM

Tmac – You answered my first question in advance. Second one coming at you. Does it slide over the fence? That is unlitmately very clever. Even I could make one of those. Thanks so much for posting!.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 10-28-2012 01:56 PM

Yes Mark, sits right over top of the fence and slides along the length of it.

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#10 posted 10-28-2012 06:31 PM

Aw sure Tmac, right after I build a sled you come aling with a simpler idea … :)

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#11 posted 10-28-2012 07:01 PM

Oh yea, that’ll work gr8. Very nice, very simple

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#12 posted 10-28-2012 08:31 PM

Okay show and tell time – photo of the box please.

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#13 posted 10-28-2012 09:14 PM

Box is in progress Exel. Soon as it’s complete will post box with jig again. It is a black walnut box with maple splines. Looking good so far.

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