Sunday, January 29, 2012
Spline box how-to
The first half is then mounted in the chuck and the inside is turned. The body is partially hollowed and a recess is turned around the inside, this will be used to accept the spline that will act as the faux tenon.
The blank for the spline is mounted between centers and turned round. I usually opt to use the same wood and turned in the same orientation as the body of the box. In this case the only matching wood I had was in end grain orientation but I used it anyway. A spline in a contrasting wood is another good look.