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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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This is an adjustable circle jig I recently made to cut a picture frame for a piece of stained glass I made years ago.
The jig base is made from some imitation hardwood flooring that I found in a dumpster.
Frame pieces were glued up and held together until glue dried then pocket hole screws removed and splines installed. The rabbet on the frame was cut first, than slowly taken down the outside edge.

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Nice job. Splining is one of my favorite joinery methods too.

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Very nice, Floyd.

Can I ask how you inserted the splines after the pieces were glued together?

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Originally Posted by jw2170 View Post
Very nice, Floyd.

Can I ask how you inserted the splines after the pieces were glued together?

James, I made a jig to run against the fence of the table saw to cut the splines, I should have put the actual jig in the post.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-04-2011, 08:54 AM
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Hi Floyd

Nice job

May I suggest one more way

Using the router table and a Coping Sled and a slot cutters to put the spine slot in place, once the spines are glued in place just use a center block in the center of the frame for the center point and hold the frame down in place with some tape (DST ) just about any cir.jig will do the job easy..

To take the place of the nasty pocket hole screws and the need to deal with holes on the back side of the frame,it's true you don't see them from the front BUT. ▼ why make it harder than it needs to be

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