Spline/Dovetail Key Jig

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With this jig, you will find yourself making a lot more boxes. Experimenting with the endless combinations of joints. It is a fun jig to you use and I hope you all like …

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  1. Tim Olsen said on November 4, 2014 10:21 pm:

    Hey Drew, thanks for the great video.  Do you use a certain blade to make the spline slots?  I’ve seen other videos and people say to use a blade with flat-ground teeth to avoid a “bat wing” effect.  I’m trying to get around buying another blade, that’s all.  Thanks again.

  2. Ed Buford said on November 8, 2014 2:46 pm:

    Great project! Thanks for the creating this video. The volume of the music should be slightly lower while you’re talking so it’s easier to hear you. All in all – great video – Thanks!

  3. Roger K said on February 5, 2015 1:02 pm:

    Good stuff Drew. Those details will dress up a box nicely.

  4. Joe Lee said on May 17, 2015 1:22 pm:

    Great jig. Very nice looking watch box.

  5. Big Kahuna Ranch said on July 31, 2015 6:14 pm:

    Could you cut the dovetail splines and straight splines on the router table ?
    I ask this because when I cut splines on the table saw I have to use a rip blade that
    cuts a flat bottom kerf.

    Excellent video btw. Very informative !!

  6. Norbert Trinder said on September 6, 2015 9:25 pm:


  7. Murray Russell said on September 20, 2015 4:53 pm:

    Great video, very informative. I always look for ways to enhance joinery on future projects and this looks like my next choice. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  8. bradturbo44 said on September 20, 2015 6:41 pm:

    Thank you for all your tips all the best john.

  9. smahalko said on September 23, 2015 9:05 pm:

    That’s so cool! Thanks for the post!!

    One thing…I got VERY nervous when did a cut on your table saw with your metal miter gauge ( the one on your left )!

  10. richnfamous said on October 8, 2015 4:12 am:

    ugh. get rid of the music!

  11. Rick V said on October 16, 2015 3:28 am:

    Great jig, thanks for sharing.

  12. Thomas Tieffenbacher/DocSavage45 said on February 19, 2016 9:09 pm:

    Like your attention to detail and clarity in the instruction. Particularly liked the last alternative selection,. Well thought out presentation.

  13. Storage Ideas said on March 4, 2016 9:21 pm:

    Drew, just the jig I needed, thanks! What size was your dovetail bit? Was it a 9 degree? Also, is there any reason I cant use a 1/2″ shank dovetail bit, assuming I’ll need to plow out a 1/2″ throat at the bottom of the jig to accommodate the 1/2″ shank? Thanks again.

  14. Charlie Gillespie said on March 28, 2016 5:39 am:

    I’d buy you a pint brother. Thanks for the idea. 🙂

  15. Don Motz said on April 13, 2016 8:01 pm:

    Great jig…..it sure is a way to strengthen joints and makes them look alot better too. Thanx again……..And yes I am gonna subscribe to view ur other videos.

  16. Terrence Browne said on June 18, 2016 11:17 pm:

    great video my friend!

  17. Dieter Schneider said on July 9, 2016 11:21 am:

    Nice work, but the way you push your dowtail splines between the fence and router bit at 5:12 is very dangerous

  18. Delmonique Lyons said on December 17, 2016 2:45 pm:

    first time watch your videos. how did I miss this! love the jig. I will try to make this.

  19. Vincent Choraszewski said on January 3, 2017 2:45 pm:

    how would you make runners for a RYOBI CONTRACTOR SAW. i cant seem to make them, need help Drew?

  20. Gabriel Mejia said on January 19, 2017 10:24 pm:

    thank you very much