Help needed for Splined Miter Jig for the bigger boxes and chests

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Forum topic by Richard posted 08-11-2010 08:06 PM 1071 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2010 08:06 PM

Maybe you could point me in the right direction. I am attempting to use corner splines in my bigger boxes and chests. I have found some wonderful spline miter jigs on tablesaws for the smaller boxes, but when they get past a certain size of box/chest, they become awkward to use.

Has anybody used or created a jig that goes on the box or chest itself, instead of trying to push the box or chest through the tablesaw. I am sure there is a simple way to do this, but I am stumped. Maybe I am making this too complicated where there is a easier way, fill me in. Thanks

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 08-11-2010 08:30 PM

Here ya go. Best thing since sliced bread!
If you call or email for info, mention my name. You MIGHT get a little discount. :-)
Spline Jig

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 08-11-2010 09:15 PM

if you take Mafe´s or maveric 777´s jiigs for splines
and then reverse the thoughts of using powertools like Ts or Bs then use a handsaw indstead
simply build a 90 degree corner and make the cut across the corner with a handsaw
then you have your splinemitterbox for that specific handsaw
then you just clamp it at the corner on the boks where you want to make the cut for the spline

one adwise
make the cut on the jiig in the mittle on it then you just have to remember if it is 2,3,4 inch from
the cut to the edge when you messager out how long the splines have to be in
I hope this rubish (bad english) ain´t destroy my point


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