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What's possible with The Kehoe Jig

The Amazing Z Chair!
This chair demonstrates the incredible strength of the joint made with our dovetail spline jig, because the one degree taper makes a perfectly tight joint. The initial gluing of the chair is inherently weak, and would not withstand much weight at all...

... but the dovetail splines will keep it from ever coming apart. This chair has been used as a computer chair every day since 2000 without any weakening of the joints!

This tissue box is made from mahogany and walnut. The top has inlaid splines of walnut and maple creating an artistic decorative effect. Projects constructed using the Kehoe Jig will absolutely never come apart.

Here's a gorgeous bench that's made from Mahogany, Birdseye Maple and Padauk. Contrasting dovetails of the same materials are used.

Advantages of this project are as follows:

A. Variable size and colors of dovetails may be used.
B. A three sided bench that is virtually indestructible even without a stretcher! It simply will not come apart at the joints. The wood fibers themselves would fail before the joints would.




This eye-catching cutting board by Daren Nelson of  is an excellent example of a skilled craftsman utilizing several Kehoe techniques. Inlaid splines (a spline within a spline) through inlaid corners (using the Corner Inlayer Jig) to achieve a complex looking, yet elegant design which is pleasing to the eye.

Don't be confused about the terms inlaid splines and an inlaid corner. Inlaid splines are created by using the Kehoe Dovetail Jig to inlay one spline within another, wider spline. And an inlaid corner is created when you use the Corner Inlayer Jig to facilitate such an intricate detail. There is also a method called a "spline sandwich" that makes inlaid splines a snap!




These beautiful jewelry boxes were made by Robin Clark of Kalaheo, Hawaii. Robin uses woods of hawaii as well as other exotic species from around the world. Some of the boxes below are made with milo (native Hawaiian species), silk oak (gravelia robusta, lacewood), koa, and kamani to name a few.

Robin doesn't believe in making one or two boxes at a time. If he's gonna breakout the tools, he figures he might as well make it worth his time. And with native Hawaiian species out your front door, who could resist the same temptation?