Sawstop Spline Sled

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-26-2019 04:17 PM 3540 views 16 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this sled for the Sawstop table saws at East Kentwood High School. They have a need for splines and no way to cut them.
It is made from 5/8” maple plywood and the side stop is oak. I cut the T slots into the sides and made 5/16” T bolts to fasten the stop down with. This is a better holding method than I have in my spline jig! I guess you would call that continuous improvement!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 04-26-2019 04:28 PM

Very nicely done. I need to make a new one, and I love this design.

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#2 posted 04-26-2019 04:30 PM

Looks very impressive!

Should be a well used tool addition.

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#3 posted 04-26-2019 04:53 PM


I really like the 2 bottom slides for improved accuracy.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 04-26-2019 05:18 PM

Great job on the jig. I surprised you didn’t use metal track(lol).

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#5 posted 04-26-2019 05:42 PM

They will certainly appreciate it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 04-26-2019 05:43 PM

great way to cut splines on a tablesaw,i made one a few years ago and use it all the time.nice job jim.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 04-26-2019 05:59 PM

You put design of such jig to new higher level…nice work buddy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-26-2019 06:32 PM

I like this design, Two slides to keep things running true! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 04-26-2019 07:27 PM

Very nice design, great work Jim! Very smart.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#10 posted 04-26-2019 08:24 PM

clean design. Nice execution. how big a part will it slot?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#11 posted 04-27-2019 01:07 AM

Great jig design. Thanks for sharing.

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#12 posted 04-27-2019 02:16 AM

Nicely done Jim. A good safe jig.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 04-27-2019 07:39 AM

Love it.

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#14 posted 04-27-2019 12:03 PM

Nice job, Jim, these kids will appreciate and a good learning experience for them about how much use jigs get in the shop. And they get nicer ones when you make them than most of us have in our own shops :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#15 posted 04-27-2019 12:14 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I think it will be a good addition to the school shop. One more way to go on making boxes , etc!!

Hi Rob, I’m thinking it will do a 8” high part. ...maybe bigger if you clamp it to the sled. If you make one, the V block can be 2 ft wide if you need it.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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