Well, once again a project I'm working on has a manufactured, woven cane element. I really like to use this for doors and shelves. I know if I did it often enough I could get closer to that all elusive perfection but will stand by the saying that goes something like this: "the beauty of an item crafted by hand are its inconsistencies and variations." Here's what I ended up with at the end of the day.
|Trimming on Schedule for Tomorrow|
If you've been following the progress of this table you may recall that the shelf had to be oiled and finished first and then the groove for the spline is cut. This is so there is raw wood for the glue to adhere the spline to. The spline groove is about 3/4" from the opening so using a pattern, router with a guide collar, plus the 3/16" bit was the way to go. The question was how to hold the pattern in place? Here's my solution:
|Spline Pattern, Bottom View|
|Right Side Done, Left One to Go!|
|Impromptu Spline Miter Jig|
|MDF Installer Tool|
Next up is filling the groove with the glue and pounding in the spline: