How to Make a Spline Miter Joint

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The spline miter joint is a strong joint that is fairly simple to make with the right tools and attention to detail. Join me in this demonstration of how it’s done. I use a …

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  1. Stephen Levins said on March 25, 2014 11:23 pm:

    Homestead Craftsman for president!

  2. Gary Elder said on April 17, 2014 12:57 pm:

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. rhykko77 said on May 30, 2014 12:40 am:

    do you think adding the splines actually adds strength to the joint ?   or just for visual affect ?  thanks !

  4. Dennis Nieves said on June 4, 2014 2:45 am:

    Great Video. I’m going to try to make one tomorrow. Thanks.

  5. Ashraf Kazmi said on June 15, 2014 2:56 pm:

    In this video, what I didn’t get is how many slots you end up cutting into the jig? Like some other videos I saw, they were using the same slot and a stop block with a clamp that will line up the work piece to the same slot. 

  6. Steve Kriens said on June 18, 2014 1:38 am:

    Very good explanation and simplified over other (confusing) videos I’ve watched.. I’ve been chicken about even trying splines so far, but you encouraged me to try. Now I guess it’s jig making time. Thanks so much!

  7. Tom F said on July 23, 2014 4:23 am:

     Thanks !

  8. 221Dw said on October 6, 2014 5:47 pm:

    I wonder if just using a handsaw would work with this.

  9. Don Cann said on January 10, 2015 9:26 pm:

    Fantastic teaching technique and great information shared here! Thanks for taking the time to make your videos, I’m certain they will be quite helpful in the shop.

  10. Michael Meadows Design said on January 11, 2015 11:21 pm:

    I’ve always wondered how to make this type of joint with a critical fit. I’ll be making this jig as soon as possible. Thanks for the video.

  11. Saveyourself said on February 9, 2015 5:15 am:

    thanks for the videos man!!! plan on doing this when i build my MTG cube case. 

  12. Pablo Abc said on March 9, 2015 4:08 am:

    I clicked on this video thing he was going to make a big ass joint, I’m disappointed.

  13. Michael Palmer said on July 28, 2015 11:21 pm:

    I would like to see you do dowel locked dovetail joints

  14. Aussie Steve said on September 9, 2015 9:45 pm:

    Have you ever come across spline jig for a bandsaw? I have a panel saw and table saw in two different buildings. Hense cannot leave kids in the room alone. But I do have an 18″ bandsaw.

  15. robinhood1946 said on October 22, 2015 4:39 pm:

    great job.

  16. Craig Moore said on December 15, 2015 6:51 am:

    Guy is a born teacher

  17. sswmetalhead said on June 9, 2016 2:50 am:

    metallic powder with epoxy inlay techniques please!

  18. Cierra Madison said on June 26, 2016 9:25 pm:

    Question regarding staining..I think the contrast between light & dark wood is very attractive. Id like to stain my box to be a little darker, while my splines remain the same light shade. Do I stain my box first and then add splines? The only problem with this is sanding the splines down will sand the stained box as well. The only other option is to stain after splines are inserted, in which cast I won’t achieve the desired contrast. What do you recommend?

  19. Mark Dineen said on November 8, 2016 8:24 pm:

    I need to make a strong edge joint that meets at 27 degrees using 7/8″x6″. What kind of joint would you use for that?

  20. 4vinos said on December 28, 2016 12:20 am:

    Can you make splines on a 3/8 thick box (boards) using your jig without cutting into the inside of the box? Thank you in advance for your response.