How to create a spline?


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Old 12-05-05, 10:56 AM
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How to create a spline?

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How do I create a spline (slip-tongue) to insert into a groove of an engineered wood strip for changing strip orientation relative to the room, or if anyone knows of sites that sell splines.... The manufacturer doesnt seem to sell these splines for their wood though.

It's for BR111 Triangulo engineered wood.
 
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Old 12-05-05, 12:42 PM
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You can rip your own splines. Rip from a piece of flooring to the desired thickness and sand smooth. Glue into the groove of the existing flooring.
 
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Old 12-05-05, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by twelvepole
You can rip your own splines. Rip from a piece of flooring to the desired thickness and sand smooth. Glue into the groove of the existing flooring.
I mean what tools do I need to use? Like a little saw and some kind of scrapper? Just keep doing it by hand right?
 
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Old 12-05-05, 03:24 PM
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You need a table saw. The splines need to be fairly concise. Engineered can be more difficult because of it smaller size. Personally, I think its negligent of the manufacturers not to offer spline that fits their products.
 
 

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