Simple Spline Jig

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Project by TmacDaddy posted 621 days ago 1469 views 8 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 621 days ago

looks like it works real good

simple and effective

clamp the box to it
and spline away

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#2 posted 621 days ago

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

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#3 posted 621 days ago

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

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

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#4 posted 621 days ago

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.

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#5 posted 621 days ago

Looks cool!

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#6 posted 621 days ago

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 621 days ago

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 621 days ago

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 620 days ago

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

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#10 posted 620 days ago

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

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#11 posted 620 days ago

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

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#12 posted 620 days ago

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

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#13 posted 620 days ago

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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