Lots of great input on the second installment of this mini-serial; how will it end??
For the third rehearsal of the joint, I took on the tails-first method suggested by @Alstar:
Start with a pin board, cut and trimmed and mitered.
Trace to tailboard, which is easier with pins that are mitered:
Then cuts done to tailboard:
And it assembled pretty well!
Some smoothing or block plane action to clean things up and it’s not far from good.
And for one additional suggestion, kudos to @Scott. And that is to cut the bevels/ miters long, or past the hard 90 to allow a thin kerf’d saw to remove the excess and draw it all together:
That’s all for now… As for me, I think I’m ready as I’ll ever be to use this joint in a project. Thanks for viewing!
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