tablesaw sled and spline jig

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Project by grizzman posted 05-27-2013 08:10 PM 4544 views 8 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ive wanted to build a tablesaw jig for some time, and so on this last saturday i went into the shop, closed the door and turned on the AC had mountain dew in the fridge and i went to work, what fun i had just making a cool jig and not being disturbed, i finished it today….i made this jig out of several woods, the main wood is birch plywood, the front of the jig is antique southern heart pine, the back is wild cherry and the safety box in front is three blocks of cherry, i also added a jig on the back side for cutting splines , as i have not gotten to do any in any of my it will be a new feature here and there, oh and the last picture is of the dinner it took to keep me nourished, and its the one favorite meal my buddy stan and i use to eat at the royal fork in Alaska…so that one is for you buddy…thanks everyone for taking a look here, and for any comments you leave…grizz and a big shout out to our fine lumberjock, charlie for making another jig almost like this, it was his jig that inspired me to make one like his…thanks charlie… one more P.S. the spline jig does come off with a few screws, so the sled itself can handle much wider boards if needed..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 08:23 PM

At first I was jealous. Now I’m hungry!!
Nice sled, Bob!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 08:30 PM

Dang…I’m hungry now. Oh yeah…nice jig Bob. Let’s eat

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 08:31 PM

Love the sled, Grizz. The food is waaaay to much for me!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 08:42 PM

im a growing boy ellen…LOL..I owe you an email, i know…its coming..:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 08:51 PM

That’s a cool sled buddy ,but I’m confused I don’t see a spline cut any were on that meat loaf??? :))

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 08:52 PM

It all looks good. I REALLY need to make me one of these jigs but the meal looks exactly like something I already sit down to. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 09:06 PM

I’m happy to provide the inspiration for the jig, but you really made me envious when you said you went into the shop and turned on the a/c. I’m still sweatin’ with the garage door open and the box fan on high. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 09:07 PM

Very nice dish of food Grizz, on and the jig as well. :)

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#9 posted 05-27-2013 09:45 PM

Is the spline jig permanently attached to the sled (e.g.: glue) or is it removable (e.g.: pegs or screws)?

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#10 posted 05-27-2013 10:25 PM

Bob; A nice multipurpose sled.

Great Job.

I just finished making some Indian food and I also made Naan.

My son David and I almost finished it all.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#11 posted 05-27-2013 10:32 PM

Nice work Grizz! I made my spline jig to hug against the rip fence and clamp stops to move the box left or right of the blade to put the splines where I want them. Yours looks good but I wonder if you moved the spline jig to the back of the sled may make for a shorter reach while making the spline cuts? You will love the sled, safe and square cuts every time.

-- $tudie

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#12 posted 05-27-2013 10:45 PM

A mighty fine tablesaw jig Grizz, and the spline jig is the dot over the i. We will of course be expecting to see some of your unique boxes with splines in the near future. It looks like you worked up a pretty good appetite building the jig and got your reward shown in the last photo. Happy sawing, splining and eating!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 05-27-2013 10:52 PM

Even your jigs and sleds look like fine furniture, man that is one nice looking sled/jig.. wow. I am lucky to make one if the first place, never mind have one that looks this good./// great job Grizz….. Papa

-- Papa...

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#14 posted 05-27-2013 11:13 PM

Nice simple jig,Grizz! That should cut the spline slots very easily!!

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

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#15 posted 05-27-2013 11:56 PM

We must be cut from the same cloth Grizz, two of my favorite things are Mountain Dew and A/C. This is a nice sled/spline jig you made. So glad to see the safety block in place. It’s nice that you enjoyed building it, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the results it brings.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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