Coffee Table Build #3: Miter Locks

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Blog entry by RoadHogg posted 11-29-2014 10:53 PM 1276 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I haven’t updated this project blog for a long time, much has happened in that time so I’ll try to explain everything that’s gone on since the last update.

This entry is about the miter lock joints I made in order to attach the four frames to one another. I didn’t want to show the edge grain of the mating stiles so I opted to miter the corners. In order to help me get the miters to lock together accurately, I decided to try a miter lock joint, for the first time. All in all, it seems to have worked out very well. The joints are tight and square with no gaps.

Run one stile flat on it’s face…

...and one on its edge.

These are test pieces, that’s why they are mitered on both edges.

This is the real joint. It fit together very nicely.

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang,

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