I know that I said I was going to continue tomorrow, but magically, some free time smacked me in the forehead and I headed out to the shop. So, here we go.
This is a picture of my very primitive spline jig. I mostly use it for cutting splines into my picture frames. Primitive? Yes. Does the job? Definitely. This jig is made the same way I made the other one earlier in the thread, except you make two, 2" guides and screw them at 45 degrees to the bottom of the board and 90 degrees to each other.
After setting the height of my blade for the splines slots, I clamped my frame into the jig and cut one spline slot. I then unclamped the frame, reversed it, clamped it and ran it through the table saw again. I then repeated the procedure with the second frame parts that were glued together earlier.
At this point, you should have something that looks like this.
I then adjusted my fence 3/8" to the right, clamped my frame into the jig and repeated the whole process. Once this is done, you should have something that looks like this.
Well, that is it for tonight. Honest this time. Tomorrow, I will be milling the splines and glueing them in place as well as milling the wood for the drawers and possibly starting the construction of those. I'd like to thank you guys for the kind words, they are appreciated. It was also mentioned about how clean my shop is. I pride myself on it. I clean up after each procedure and sweep all debris into a pile off to the side. If there is one piece of advice that I can give new woodworkers, it would be to get in the habit of good housekeeping. You pay a lot of money for your tools and if you keep them clean and in good working order, they will last you a lifetime. There is a huge safety factor involved here as well. We don't need to be tripping or slipping on a mess on the floor and end up hurting ourselves. Survived the saw blade, but slipped on a piece of walnut and threw your back out. Doesn't make any sense. A place for every tool and every tool in its place. Woodworking can be frustrating at times and the last thing you need is to add to the frustration by not being able to find a tool because it wasn't put back in its place. Make it a part of your woodworking day to put aside time for housekeeping. Clean as you go and I promise you, your woodworking experience will be a better one. Stay organized, stay tidy, and stay safe.
Thanks for looking in, I'll continue tomorrow.