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I just assembled eight extra “treasure box kits” from a class I taught at the Oakdale Discovery Center in Oakdale, Minnesota. The classes I teach focus on wood selection, joinery, adhesives, and finishing techniques for non-woodworkers. I chose mitered joints with splines for this class.
For years I’ve used a shop-made spline jig on my table saw using a dado set. This location required a more portable solution. I picked up a router table spline jig from Rockler (item number 59288, www.rockler.com). The Rockler jig uses an up-cut router bit and the results are much cleaner than the table saw method. The jig can be adapted for ¼”, 3/8” or ½” key slots. The jig performed quite well.
What are you working on this month?