dovetail spline jig

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Project by HokieMojo posted 01-11-2009 06:40 AM 8422 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This post is for a fellow LJ that was asking how I made the dovetail splines on my candle box:

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Here are a few photos of the ridiculously simple jig I built to cut the splines. Even if I hadn’t used scraps, this jig could have been built for less than $5. I hope that others find this jig useful. If I were to use it on bigger projects, I’d need to build this out larger, but it worked great for a small item. REMEMBER TO KEEP FINGERS CLEAR OF THE CUTTING AREA!

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#1 posted 01-12-2009 05:55 AM

Check Out my spline Jig it works Great
You Got a Great Lookin Box There

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 01-12-2009 06:17 AM

Great jig. and way to use up some of the scrap.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 01-12-2009 08:09 PM

also, if it looks a bit out of alignment, it is. I dropped it when trying to clean up. I only kept it because I wanted to have a picture of how i did it. now it will probably end up in the trash.

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#4 posted 01-13-2009 02:09 AM

Thanks for looking good Luck

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 03-30-2010 01:03 AM

The proof is in the pudding as they say… Good job.
I made one out of a 2×4 also, but ripped the v along the grain and crosscut the dado for the router guide. it worked quite well. It works like a kehoe jig – (I made it long before I knew what one was though.)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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