52 - Miter Spline & Dovetail Key Jig





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Published on Apr 1, 2018

A complete set of detailed 3D plans for this project are found Here:

Miter Spline and Dovetail Key Jig
This is the perfect jig for making beautiful spline joints in boxes. Or even dovetail keys. If you don’t have a dovetail jig and you don’t want to learn to use one, or learn to hand cut them. With this jig you can have beautiful dovetails on the edge of your jewelry boxes or keepsake boxes.

This is a very easy project. If we take away glue time, it was built in under 2 hours. It’s something that a woodworker of any skill level can accomplish, and it is one of the key jigs that I recommend to beginners, because with very little experience, you can begin to make great looking boxes.

This is a comprehensive jig that will work on both the table saw and any router table with a miter slot. There is no need to build multiple jigs for dovetails and splines, or separate jigs for boxes instead of picture frames. This one will do them all perfectly.

Some of the items that I used for this build:
¾” Straight cutting router bit https://amzn.to/2GZbdff
Dovetail router bit https://amzn.to/2Gvpmja
Pin nailer https://amzn.to/2EbSWZ6
Self Centering (Vix) drill Bit http://amzn.to/2ww1Jmh
Woodpecker’s Square http://amzn.to/2gZEEV6
Sanding block for round orbital paper https://amzn.to/2pUc1Lo
Flush cut saw https://amzn.to/2GK6vEK
GluBot http://amzn.to/2H4IwMS
Silicon glue brush kit http://amzn.to/2wyBk5S
Quick Squeeze clamps http://amzn.to/2zjIP2U
Parallel Clamps http://amzn.to/2FgdD7y

(optional) Aluminum miter bar https://amzn.to/2H130qW
T-Track kit with Star knobs and bolts https://amzn.to/2Ec834O
#6 x 5/8” Screws https://amzn.to/2EbJqVX
Titebond glue https://amzn.to/2ImGUyv
Sanding discs https://amzn.to/2pVzbAN
Paste Wax https://amzn.to/2H0Om32
GlideCote (better than Paste wax for cast iron) https://amzn.to/2pWFkvP

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