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Here is my second project post a spline jig. It works nice but made a little error in the placement of the handle, if the box or object is too large the handle will get in the way. Funny how you have to finish the project before you notice these things. Oh well I’ll have to redesign the handle sooner or later but I plan on using it on some tissue box covers first and that should be my next post. Thanks for looking.
Larry Krudwig





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Michael Wilson

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#1 posted 458 days ago

Nicely done.

I’ve got to make myself one of these.

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ejvc

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#2 posted 458 days ago

One of the most difficult things about woodworking is the terminology. What on earth is a spline? I’m glad you have a jig to help you with them though. Too bad about the handle.

-- Building stuff with my daughter (5). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 458 days ago

Yup. Nothing like finishing a project and then stand there yelling at yourself for not seeing the obvious.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Krudwig

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#4 posted 458 days ago

Ejvc, I guess your right about terminology some people call the spline a corner key and I’m not sure if there the same thing or not but the jig cuts a saw cut through a 45 degree corner on a 90 degree angle ?...I think that’s right.
Monte, it is always afterwards the obvious is clear but the dowel rod makes an easy and comfortable handle.
Thanks madwilliamflint !
Larry

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 458 days ago

Looks like it will serve you well.
The handle thing is no big deal, just an opps, err challenge, that will lead to design improvements!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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The Box Whisperer

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#6 posted 458 days ago

very nice jig, ive been using a “5 minute fence rider” and really need to make a proper spline jig, I olve your use of hardboard and sliding clamps, I will borrow these ides if you dont mind….very nice work.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 457 days ago

Good design and a cool tool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Michael Wilson

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#8 posted 457 days ago

Looks like there’s enough work in this to make it worth cutting the handle flush then either drilling a 45 degree angle and putting it back or putting a handle on there sideways with a hinge.

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Krudwig

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#9 posted 457 days ago

Madwilliamflint, I like the ideal of cutting off the handle and drilling a 45 degree hole and reinserting the handle it should make an easy fix.
Box whisperer, there is a saying about original thoughts , they stem from the inability to remember where you saw it or heard it. The jig design was not my original ideal neither was the masonite slot, I either saw it on here or YouTube..
Thanks guys for your ideals and inspiration!

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559dustdesigns

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#10 posted 456 days ago

Thanks for sharing. That looks like a great design.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 455 days ago

Nice looking jig. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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DavidIN

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#12 posted 454 days ago

could also flush cut and drill hole on the side and mount handle horizontal instead of vertical, maybe one on each side. nice job

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