Shop Jig Create Strong Attractive Mitre Joints With Splines
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Biscuit Joiner Spline Jig Illustration by James Provost Mitred corner joints, such as those on small boxes or picture frames present a poor surface for gluing; this is because you end up gluing end grain to end grain.
Adding splines (feathers) on a mitred corner is a simple way to add some face grain glue surface to strengthen the joint.An added bonus is that the splines provide a decorative corner treatment, particularly if you use a different species of wood.
Making the Jig• Cut all of the pieces in the material list to size, leaving tool guides (E) a little long for now.Left over ¾'' ply is a good choice for this jig.Sand all parts before finishing.• Locate the short fence (B) 12" from one edge of the base (A) and the long fence (C) 8 ⅞" from the adjacent edge.
Screw two gussets (D) to each fence.Drill ⅜" dowel holes on the bottom of the fences and gussets, and then, using dowel centers, transfer the dowel holes to the base plate.• Drill dowels holes in the base and then dowel and glue the fence assemblies to the base.
• Cut a 45o bevel on the front of one of...