A new spline cutting jig

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Project by StudioFormaat posted 151 days ago 2599 views 43 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this new Spline Cutting Jig I used a double track system for the two adjustable supports so they can move freely over the angled surface while keeping firmly connected to the jig. A build-on stop with hidden rubber pads fix them in any position. I could ofcourse use a single T-track for this jig but liked to do the experiment.
A kerf at the bottom of the angled surface creates an extra clearence.
Its relative heave weigth helps to keep the jig secure on the saw table and dampens any vibrations for a smove action over the blade. Its works like a champ.

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#1 posted 151 days ago

One day I will be smart enough to build something so awesome. Great job!

-- Matt, Cape Cod

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#2 posted 151 days ago

Is that phenolic ply?

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#3 posted 151 days ago

What a beauty! I really love your style! everything I’ve seen of yours I like. keep up the great work !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#4 posted 151 days ago

Studio, did you get your idea from MLCS and just improve upon it? Nice job.

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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#5 posted 151 days ago

ALRIGHT, DAMNIT, THAT’S ENOUGH! Will you please stop building jigs that look better than ALL of my woodworking?!!?

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#6 posted 151 days ago

A very practical solution, nice work …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#7 posted 151 days ago

I never thought I would admit in public that I agree with a guy named Picklehead!!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#8 posted 151 days ago

Very nice looking jig.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 151 days ago

Much like Pickelhead, and BubingaBill, I see these jigs come by and, even though they are very similar in design to my own, mine are made from miscellaneous leftover mdf and osb bits and pieces.

“My jig is bad, and I should feel bad.”

Maybe it’s time I stepped it up. I’m sure I have some pelin and maple burl veneers left.

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#10 posted 151 days ago

I’m not comparing his jigs to my jigs, I’m comparing his jigs to my best work and I’m still losing!!!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#11 posted 151 days ago

Great looking spline jig! Now that you’ve built it, you’ll have to make a bunch of boxes!

-- Dean

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#12 posted 151 days ago

Wow, nicest looking spline jig I ever have laid eyes upon. Great build.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#13 posted 150 days ago

Nice jig!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#14 posted 150 days ago

Like your style Studio. Modern and clean. Think you set a standard for me to be inspired by and follow as i best can.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#15 posted 150 days ago

My jig is functional, but ugly compared to yours. I shall unashamedly copy you and build another….good job!

-- Tim Harrelson

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