Virtual Designs in Sketchup #13: Simple Corner Spline Jig

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Blog entry by rance posted 01-17-2012 07:48 PM 3378 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s my final version that I came up with after doing the over-thought version. I began with one that had an adjustable stop and all that but I gave it away. I like this one the best. When building it, use only glue, no metal fasteners. Dowels work if you feel you need them. The bottom plywood is not really needed but I had already built it that way. The next one prob. won’t have it. The backer board(bright blue) is just double-stick-taped in place. Square might work better and you could rotate it 3 times before replacement.


Key features:
  • Cheap (I’m talking about the jig, not me. Well, maybe me too.)
  • Easy to build(after you give away the last one)
  • Replacable backer board
  • Works on ANY table saw

I’m mostly done with the days of building a jig to fit only one saw. I don’t always work in my own shop so I want something that is not tied to a specific saw. And if the jig gets too chewed up with having different locations cut, just make another one.

... Just keeping it as simple as I can.

Edit: The side plywood piece is not really transparent plywood. I used the regular(ie. dumpster diver) kind.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 05:08 AM

Wile E Coyote strikes again!

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

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 09:21 AM


How did you know I needed just exactly this? And you even made it simple enough I can do it. Thanks and stay safe.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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