caning canoe seat

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caning canoe seat

Post by all » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:11 pm

Looking for some tips for routing the groove for the cane's spline.
If I am using 1/4" x 1/4" spline is there any issue with using a 1/4" router bit given that the spline is somewhat tapered? Also, how best to route the curve? Other suggestions are greatly welcomed.

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Re: caning canoe seat

Post by Patricks Dad » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:11 pm

The spline suppliers usually specify the size of the groove to cut.

To cut the groove, I always create a template out of some thin material (e.g., 1/8" masonite). Once I'm happy with the shape of the template, I use my router to carefully cut the entire groove.

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