|Forum topic by KnickKnack||posted 08-11-2012 04:19 PM||1259 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-11-2012 04:19 PM
I’m building my very first “thing” (it’s not a box, but if you think box you’ll be fine) using pure 45° joints. And, of course, I’m thinking of deploying splines like this…
(this image nothing to do with me, just copied from here)
I understand the need for, and the potential beauty of, the splines – this isn’t my question.Every video I’ve ever seen, every book I’ve ever read, every blog I’ve ever digested, every jig I’ve seen about adding these splines consists of …
I don’t have a table saw, and, even if I did, us Europeans aren’t supposed to make that kid of cut, so I’m going to be doing it with my 45° jig on the router table – basically a similar idea as with a table saw.
I can, and have, loaded the two pieces that will go together into my jig, before I’ve glued the thing together. Applying only brain cells and zero actual experience to this problem, I can’t see what might be wrong with cutting the slots first. If anything, it seems this will help me when I glue the things together – at least the joints won’t be able to slide sideways.
However, it’s late so “work” is suspended for today, and I thought I’d ask – any reasons not to cut the spline slots first?
Thanks in advance.
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