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Project by nakedjoinery posted 03-21-2013 09:02 PM 2524 views 14 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought a new router and realized that the spline jig I had made for my table saw was junk. This one is much better and can be uses on both the router and table saw, it just rides the fence. It has 1” clearance for spline depth. Thanks Andy (gfadvm) for letting me know I could cut these on the router. Oh and it has a 12” width for large boxes.

-- mike c





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mariva57

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#1 posted 03-21-2013 09:22 PM

Jig of great utility, congratulations.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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SFLTim

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 09:37 PM

That’s a great jig. I built one for my table saw a couple of weeks ago, and it’s something I will use a lot since I’m into boxes. Nice workmanship on yours.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 12:48 AM

Mike- Does it straddle the fence or do you just keep it pushed tight against the fence? Looks like the latter to me. Yer splines look perfect!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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nakedjoinery

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#4 posted 03-22-2013 12:52 AM

It rides against the fence andy. I’m picking up a new used Delta TS tomorrow and I wanted to be able to use it on both. Looks like I’ll have all new jigs coming.

-- mike c

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knife

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#5 posted 03-22-2013 01:55 AM

i have this on my bucket list. nice design i may copy it. thanks.

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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nakedjoinery

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#6 posted 03-22-2013 02:03 AM

check some out on this site before copying mine as there are much better ones. check out gfadvm. I really like his jig better. It appears to me he cut a dado at 45° to hold the bases but I dont know how to do that at an angle unless hes using a taper jig.

-- mike c

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 03-22-2013 03:31 AM

Mike- You can scab that fence saddle on to the side of your existing jig to fit the fence on yer new saw at any time. I cut those dados on the TS using my miter gauge set to 45 degrees and multiple passes over my box cutter set.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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BilltheDiver

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#8 posted 03-22-2013 04:08 AM

Nice jig. I used a similar one on my router table with a dovetail bit to cut a little different spline. It worked out quite well.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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nakedjoinery

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#9 posted 03-22-2013 04:13 AM

thanks for the tip andy. I’m learning I should ask first, lol. Thats what I wanted to do but the how wasn’t jumping out at me.

-- mike c

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nakedjoinery

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#10 posted 03-22-2013 04:15 AM

Good idea, bill I’ll have to try a dovetail spline

-- mike c

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Boxguy

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#11 posted 03-22-2013 06:34 AM

Mike, the design you are using looks like a good one and should certainly do the job. Just for the sake of discussion and comparison, this is a design I like. You can locate the splines with pencil marks on a replaceable piece of 2 in. masking tape. It works for boxes large and small and stands next to the saw when not in use. You might also look here.

-- Big Al in IN

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eztrigger

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#12 posted 03-22-2013 12:52 PM

very nice. i think i may make mine for router instead of TS now.

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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DeLayne Peck

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#13 posted 03-22-2013 02:22 PM

Very well done! Thinking of building one for my router table or table saw.
Is tear out a problem cutting splines on a RT or TS?

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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nakedjoinery

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#14 posted 03-22-2013 09:04 PM

it hasn’t been yet but I’ve had some suggestions to use a spiral bit. I havent tried yet.

-- mike c

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 03-23-2013 02:18 AM

Since I am snowed under, I think tomorrow I will work on one of these. I hate mine. Good job, I like your idea and the only one you need to make happy is you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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