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Forum topic by ardbeg posted 03-12-2012 01:48 PM 799 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ardbeg

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03-12-2012 01:48 PM

Hi,
I am making my first splined miters (just finished my jig last night) and am trying to decide on what width to make the splines. Is there a “norm”? I have a standard kerf Super General on my saw and was thinking of just going with that, but it seems a tad narrow on a 6” tall box.
Thanks!

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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 01:52 PM

I do usually go with the width of a saw blade for the sake of simplicity, but you can certainly make them a little thicker if you want to.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 02:13 AM

On a box that size I like a 1/4” spline but I cut them with a Freud box joint set as making 2 passes with a standard table saw blade is much more difficult for me. I use that Freud set for a LOT more than box joints; dados, half lap joints, miter splines, drawer bottom slots, etc. I choked over the price but I have never regretted buying them.

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