A new spline cutting jig

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Project by StudioFormaat posted 02-10-2014 06:20 PM 8359 views 56 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this new Spline Cutting Jig I used a double track system for the two adjustable supports so they can move freely over the angled surface while keeping firmly connected to the jig. A build-on stop with hidden rubber pads fix them in any position. I could ofcourse use a single T-track for this jig but liked to do the experiment.
A kerf at the bottom of the angled surface creates an extra clearence.
Its relative heave weigth helps to keep the jig secure on the saw table and dampens any vibrations for a smove action over the blade. Its works like a champ.

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 06:27 PM

One day I will be smart enough to build something so awesome. Great job!

-- The more sawdust I make more I dont want to go to work! Is it worth it?

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 06:36 PM

Is that phenolic ply?

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#3 posted 02-10-2014 06:44 PM

What a beauty! I really love your style! everything I’ve seen of yours I like. keep up the great work !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#4 posted 02-10-2014 07:38 PM

Studio, did you get your idea from MLCS and just improve upon it? Nice job.

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#5 posted 02-10-2014 07:54 PM

ALRIGHT, DAMNIT, THAT’S ENOUGH! Will you please stop building jigs that look better than ALL of my woodworking?!!?

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#6 posted 02-10-2014 09:35 PM

A very practical solution, nice work …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#7 posted 02-10-2014 10:58 PM

I never thought I would admit in public that I agree with a guy named Picklehead!!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#8 posted 02-10-2014 11:03 PM

Very nice looking jig.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 02-10-2014 11:40 PM

Much like Pickelhead, and BubingaBill, I see these jigs come by and, even though they are very similar in design to my own, mine are made from miscellaneous leftover mdf and osb bits and pieces.

“My jig is bad, and I should feel bad.”

Maybe it’s time I stepped it up. I’m sure I have some pelin and maple burl veneers left.

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#10 posted 02-11-2014 12:11 AM

I’m not comparing his jigs to my jigs, I’m comparing his jigs to my best work and I’m still losing!!!

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#11 posted 02-11-2014 01:40 AM

Great looking spline jig! Now that you’ve built it, you’ll have to make a bunch of boxes!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 02-11-2014 01:46 AM

Wow, nicest looking spline jig I ever have laid eyes upon. Great build.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#13 posted 02-11-2014 06:11 AM

Nice jig!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#14 posted 02-11-2014 08:46 AM

Like your style Studio. Modern and clean. Think you set a standard for me to be inspired by and follow as i best can.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#15 posted 02-11-2014 12:27 PM

My jig is functional, but ugly compared to yours. I shall unashamedly copy you and build another….good job!

-- Tim Harrelson

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