Chest of drawers, miter with hidden splines

  • 24 Mar 2018 2:08 PM
    Message # 5995623

    Very late to post about this but I am new to the workshops.  Enjoying it all very much.  The question is about how to cut the grooves for splines in a mitered top.  I saw you cut them on a router table, with some anxiety about cuts far from the fence as well as dropping down onto the router for the other second piece.  And the problem of going a bit too far.  I wonder why you didn't use a template setup (I have a video of Tage Frid doing just that)?  It would solve the listed problems.  I don't have any experience with template guides, maybe you are worried about precision?

  • 26 Mar 2018 9:46 AM
    Reply # 5997667 on 5995623
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)

    Hi Tom, my poor old memory doesnt go back that far!  In general, the fewer moving parts the better in terms of accuracy.  Hand held routers are problematic in the best situations.  can you give me a reference to the episode and I can go back and look to better comment.

    Rob

  • 26 Mar 2018 2:10 PM
    Reply # 5999340 on 5995623

    It is the first part of episode 16.

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