Spline jig #2: The box from the jig

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Blog entry by Sanman posted 12-29-2011 10:25 PM 1696 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I ended up with a very large spline after playing with the jig. No worries, this is my pallet wood pile to practice with. As far as I can tell, this is a pine box with cedar splines, top, and bottom.

My first attempt at routing an edge, lot’s of burs on the end grains. What causes that?

The box came out nice. I made 45 cuts and glued together with out clamps. I used tape and checked my square before leaving it to dry. It seems to sit flat on the ts.

I worked off the spurs with a wood chisel and sanded with 240.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#1 posted 12-30-2011 01:36 AM

The fuzz is just one of those things. A sharp bit helps, but I have been building cabinets for years and we always got some fuzz. A sanding block with 120 grit paper takes care of it quickly. You should also ease the edges with sandpaper when you are sanding for finish because a sharp edge will cause adhesion problems. You are improving quickly keep it up.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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