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Forum topic by Dudley posted 11-09-2009 03:59 AM 1636 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2009 03:59 AM

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What blade do you folks use to make the spline cuts? TKS.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#1 posted 11-09-2009 11:26 PM

I use a Tenryu rip blade. New (not yet sharpened), it yields an exact 1/8” kerf.
I use a thin kerf rip blade but, not for splines.
How do you mill your spline stock?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 11-09-2009 11:31 PM

I’m curious about this too. I used my freud glue-line rip blade, but the cut is slightly rounded in the bottom (top of the blade), so I would imagine there is a better choice?

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#3 posted 11-09-2009 11:42 PM

I rip the spline stock on the table saw a little over size and run it through the planer. Would the outside blade of my dado set cut the spline square at the bottom? I made a good spline jig.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 07:28 AM

Yes! I use my dado blade… one of the end ones.

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#5 posted 11-10-2009 05:59 PM

I sure would like to see a picture of Dudley’s spline jig. I’ve used a shop-made saddle fence on my table saw.

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