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Corner spline jig

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Project by lizardhead posted 01-16-2014 03:55 AM 2734 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making Shadow boxes and I needed to build a spine jig. I added a couple features not usually seen. Tape measure, positive lock on dual tracks, I also lowered the tray by cutting the bottom plate in half with a 45 degree bevel. I also added a bridge on both sides to insure the bottom plate stays intact.

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UncleStumpy

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#1 posted 01-16-2014 08:41 AM

Thank you for posting this.
I have been really unhappy with the spline jig I have been using for the past year – kind of a standard type you see everywhere…... not as accurate as I would like.
Your version is amazing! I think I will make a smaller version, but it will definitely have the t-track. Thank you again!
PS The fish eye lens on the camera is kind of weird.

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#2 posted 01-16-2014 05:36 PM

Great job. These jigs that ride in the miter slots are the best. I struggled with the fence riders for some time. They get chewed up after a while. Another nice feature of these jigs is drilling stopped holes in dowels.

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#3 posted 01-16-2014 05:43 PM

Nicely designed and looks to be sturdy as one could ever need. I also like the fact it rides in miter slots instead of on the fence.

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#4 posted 01-16-2014 07:37 PM

Oh come on. You can’t tell me that’s as good as my fancy spline jig! That’s pressure treated lumber right there!

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lizardhead

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#5 posted 01-16-2014 10:04 PM

Hey Todd that’s right up there with the old woodworkers toughest job making a wooden wheel chock.

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 01:13 AM

Hey Liz. nice jig. If a guy was making a lot of boxes this would be a necessity. I like it. So I’m looking at your jig and I’m thinking if you had another sliding component to sandwich your work would it be more stable. My biggest concern in using this type of jig was my hands are to close to the blade. what’s your thoughts on this.

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lizardhead

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 03:34 AM

grumpy: I do have two sliders for it, since the picture, for the very reason that concerns you. I also painted on some liquid silicone for extra grip. I got the silicone from an Art shop, they use it for making molds.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 06:18 PM

Great jig, Dave!!

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

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