Tuesday 13 January 2015
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced the Router Table Spline Jig, a device that attaches to a router table to create decorative splines for mitered box and frame joints. The splines also provide extra strength in the joint. The Router Table Spline Jig consists of two main parts - the base, which attaches to the router table and the sled, which holds the workpiece at a 45° angle to the router bit. The sled slides in the tracks of the base to guide the spline cuts. The resulting spline cuts allow users to add their own key stock to create beautifully adorned joints. The Router Table Spline Jig specialises in small boxes and frames, while the recently introduced Large Box Spline Jig utilises handheld routing to cut splines for large boxes and chests that are too large for a router table to handle.
The Router Table Spline Jig consists of a high-pressure laminate base which attaches to the router table with a pair of miter bars and 5-star knobs and a durable plastic sled, which cradles the mitre joint and slides in the channels of the base to guide centred spline cuts through the joint. The Router Table Spline Jig is capable of accommodating frames with a standard 280 x 355mm opening, or boxes measuring up to 305 x 305 x 305mm. Two adjustable fences sandwich the workpiece for extra stability during cutting. A centring tool is included, which aligns the jig with the centre of the router bit and attaches to the jig for storage when not in use.
Contact: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
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