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I made this jig about 4 months ago wanting to attempt miter splines in a special keepsake box I was working on. The cradle was made rather large compared to many I seen due to possible larger projects down the line (trying to think ahead). I used slides in both miter slots to ensure good tracking as well. I made a removable stop that is easily held in place with two small clamps and use a recycled section of an old tape measure for distance of cut. Last but not least I added a handle to ensure my fingers will stay well away from the blade (I have grown attached to them…lol).
Nothing super fancy. Just a good solid, dependable jig I can always count on. Thanks for taking a look.
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Guys: How about using dual, side by side, FGT crosscut blades with a 3/8" collar in between to cut twin, 1/8" feather miter spline slots absolutely centered on the rail thickness of a 3/4" or 7/8" 1 3/4 mitered joint in a single pass.
Less chance of spacing errors - dead center -
Would you do this Before or After gluing up the Face Frame?
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I wish I had seen this much earlier. Mine rides on the fence and results in many cuts along the bottom of the tray. This model keeps the spline cut in one place and gives good support along the side of the box being cut.
Thanks for sharing. I'll build one this week and give it a go.
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Simply a wonderful jig! I would like a set of plans if available. Thank you in advance!
I like the jigs design, is there any way i can get the plans for this jig you made? thanx
May I have the plans please for this fantastic jig? Thanks.
I would like to hafve the instructions on how this is made??
This is one super nice jig! You should get many years of good woodworking use out of it.
Nice jig, but the web people ought to correct the link. This is described at the link to the page as a PLANER jig. I was wondering how I could use a planer for this joint! It is, of course, a tablesaw jig. But a much nicer one than what I have been using for years!
much nicer than the one I use. Will be making one soon.
Great jig,will be making that one soon.
I like it!
Simple & easy to make...
Very flexible & does the job!
This is my VOTE for you.... guy!
That is a really good design. I recently made a spline jig and yours is better! Well done.
very nice and simple and and very useful.Great jig!
Thanks Triumph! This is one of my favorite and most trusted jigs in my shop. I do have to give a big thanks to my Father In-Law. After all he is the one who dropped off the tape measure sections thinking of me. I believe I put some of it to good use....lol
A great amount of thought went into this jig. I wish I had made one of these when I started box making...come to think of it, I still don't have one as nice. Great job on this!
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