Dowels can be used with this joint (see Dowelling), or grooves can be cut and a strip or spline or tongue inserted (Fig. 558).
The clutch arm k slides upon a rod x, and has a feather projecting into a spline in x.
The sliding half is driven by a feather fast in its bore, and sliding in a feather-way or spline in the shaft.
Fig. 1533 represents the chuck in use for holding a piece of shafting s to cut a keyway or spline in it.
Grooves can be cut in both cleat and board and a tongue or spline inserted (Fig. 494).
The rotating ratchet is in the band of the cylinder and has a spline in it, and a pall on its outside.
This shaft is driven by a spline and bevel gearing and is supported by a threaded feed-nut, carried in the lower bearing.
It is a neat but weak joint unless reinforced by a spline, nails, or in some other way.
A spline or tongue miter is one which has a spline or tongue inserted at right angles to the joint.
A spline-joint is made by plowing corresponding grooves in the edges to be joined and inserting a spline or slip-feather.
"long, thin piece of wood or metal," 1756, from East Anglian dialect, perhaps from older Danish splind or North Frisian splinj.