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    Picture Frame Spline Jig

    Does anyone have a plan or know where to find a plan for cutting the spline pockets in the corners of a picture frame? I think that I know how to build one, but would like to see the plans for one before I waste a bunch of material.

    Thanks for any input and advice.

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    Re: Picture Frame Spline Jig

    Rick
    Try this web site: I am am sure there are many, but this is the basic jig. Terry

    http://sawdustmaking.com/About%20Joi...nts.htm#spline
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    Re: Picture Frame Spline Jig

    Rick, nothing fancy but here's a few pics of mine, constructed from 3/4 ply.

    Side that rides against fence is 5W x 10L. Countersunk screws/glued into bottom pieces. I kept the screws high enough to avoid inadvertent blade contact.

    Bottom pieces are 6W x 8 L, beveled to 45 degrees both ends.

    I used 1/4 ply piece on end opposite fence , cut a little narrower than 3/4, screws and glue into mating bottom pieces.

    The jig is very easy to make, does a good job and is tall eneough to keep fingers well above the blade area. You can use clamps if desired but they usually aren't needed. Make sure you use a flat bottom blade - I use a glue line rip blade to get a flat bottom.

    Hope this helps.

    Chuck
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    Re: Picture Frame Spline Jig

    Mine is the same design as Chuck's, but I have a runner on both sides so I can flip it around after one side gets all chewed up. Of course it so easy to make, making another one wouldn't be much trouble.
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    Re: Picture Frame Spline Jig

    Excellent, Chuck.

    Thanks,

    Rick

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    Re: Picture Frame Spline Jig

    FWIW...Here's my jig with measurements from one of my four favorite shop helpers. The jig is just mdf that has been glued and screwed for durability...








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    Re: Picture Frame Spline Jig

    Thanks, Chris.

    Great pictures and an obviously superb future craftsman.

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