I notice there are a lot of videos demonstrating how to make straight splines using a 45 degree sled on a table saw. Is there any reason why this could not be done using a similar sled on a router table with a dovetail bit?
No reason at all why you can't do this. You need to use care when making the jig so that the angle is exactly 45 or the splines won't fit. And of course, you'll need more care in making the splines than you would for a simple straight piece.
On Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:40:03 AM UTC-5, Michael wrote:
Yes typical sliding dovetails benefit from or even require a taper in one component or the other. For splines not so much because you will get gaps. However, chamfering the end of the key (male) piece can help to get it started
These folks have closed down, but here is a video of jig that is well
worth watching just to get some ideas for making your own router jig to
do the same thing:
Calm down now. Maybe you need a cup of coffee or maybe you need much less coffee. We all know you provided him the answer. Apparently he just likes to ask rhetorical questions, ignore all responses and provide his own answer later.
You could read that two different ways. "And they're closed" could be
read as his agreeing with Karl. Agreed, interpreting it that way is
not what I'd call a common interpretation, but it certainly could be
read as such.
I bought one of these jigs and plenty of dovetails in oak, cherry, and waln
ut from Mr. Kehoe some 15-20 years back at the woodworking show in Atlanta.
Just had to have it. It is still in the box (unused)along with the dovetai
ls. Seems he was a cowboy type from Montana, Idaho, somewhere out that way.
.. working the booth by himself. Delightful old fellow. You guys ever buy a
tool on impulse?
What, if anything, did you use in lieu of the biscuit joiner? My
biscuit joiner sat virtually unused for two years the moment I bought
myself a Domino. Ended up selling the joiner for $50.
I blame it all on Leon.
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