|Forum topic by JackR||posted 10-11-2010 09:48 PM||1318 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-11-2010 09:48 PM
I’m building a case for a grandfathers clock. The door frame on the bonnet calls for a splined miter joint. I’ve struggled through making some pretty good 45 degree cuts for the door frame pieces, and cut the kerfs for the spline, now I have to cut the splines. The splines are about 2.75” x .125”, so I raised the blade of my TS up to 3”, moved the fence in tight, and proceeded to feed a piece of .75” x 3” X 18” clear pine thru, sitting on the 3”side.
Well, oh my god, my Hitachi C10FL was choking on it, and the wood was smoking, and eventually the safety breaker blew. Can someone enlighten me with the correct way to cut splines?
Thanks a bunch.