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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 05-13-2018 12:39 AM 604 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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05-13-2018 12:39 AM

I have seen a couple of very brief explanations of making these splines but I still have no understanding on how to make them. I have very little mechanical ability and I learn from instructions poorly. As an example I have great difficulty reading plans/drawings. Any takers in explaining how to make them?
Thank you.

-- Jerry


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#1 posted 05-13-2018 01:22 PM

first you must start with a jig …make this first …then i will give next step :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 05-13-2018 01:24 PM

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#3 posted 05-13-2018 02:08 PM

The pic in FWW enlightened me somewhat.
Thank you.

-- Jerry

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#4 posted 05-13-2018 02:11 PM

GR8HUNTER;

What did you mean by ”...make this first”?

-- Jerry

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#5 posted 05-14-2018 02:53 PM


I have seen a couple of very brief explanations of making these splines but I still have no understanding on how to make them. I have very little mechanical ability and I learn from instructions poorly. As an example I have great difficulty reading plans/drawings. Any takers in explaining how to make them?
Thank you.

- Gerald Thompson

Is ww’ing a good hobby for you then? I don’t mean to be harsh, but “very little mechanical ability” kind of puts a question mark on it, no?

Seriously, its quite simple: 1 edge is square the other is at a 2-3° angle.

Have we just been trolled?

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#6 posted 05-14-2018 04:11 PM

I saw a jig that set me right and I can make it.
Yes I should be WW because I get it done in my own way. There have been 8 1840 Shaker clocks, several blanket chests, pie safes, a mantle and several Shaker furniture items come out of the shop. I have learned work arounds.
I have dealt with complicated medical devices over the years as I have been an RN for 50 years.

-- Jerry

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#7 posted 05-14-2018 05:45 PM

Jerry, if you get that spline making jig made, I’d sure like to see it.

-- 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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#8 posted 05-14-2018 05:51 PM

It’ll be awhile. Look at the jig at Infinity tools that will help.

-- Jerry

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