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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 12-17-2010 08:43 PM 3312 reads 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Goethe…(1749-1832) German writer, Polymath

Splined Miter Joints on a Picture Frame with Wood Inlay

The spline miter joint offers strength and elegance. It is a joint that wants to be seen and recognized unlike many other joints that serve a utilitarian purpose and are concealed. Often times the spline miter joint consist of contrasting colored woods and that is this case of the species chosen for the joints of this arts and crafts style picture frame selected for this posting. The frame is made from a Camala, a light toned wood from Peru and the spline for the miter is cut from black walnut.

For details…Read the entire article… Let's Make Spline Miter Joints

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Watch how to: Make Picture Frames with the Dedicated Miter Sled for the Table Saw

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Learn: How to Make Perfect Miter Joints

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Bob Simmons

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#1 posted 12-17-2010 09:12 PM

dakremer…This video may answer your questions regarding “little holes” left by the spring clamps ifrom my previous blog post. ;)!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 12-17-2010 10:08 PM

COOL procedure… technique…

Thank you very much.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Maveric777

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#3 posted 12-18-2010 03:19 PM

This makes me think of a while back when I first decided I wanted to incorporate miter splines in my work. If I would of seen this about a year a go I think I could of saved myself a few grey hairs….lol. I also couldn’t help but be reminded how much really, really, really want a drum sander…lol

Thanks for sharing Bob…. Good “How To”......

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 12-18-2010 04:31 PM

Bob, VERY nice video, Thank for posting it.

Dan, This looks like you award winning miter spline jig!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 12-18-2010 04:58 PM

niice informative vidio

thank´s for sharing
Dennis

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Bob Simmons

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#6 posted 12-18-2010 06:25 PM

Joe…Many thanks. (stay tuned!)

Dan…Hey, better late than never. I know what you mean about the drum sander. It took me a while before I got one. When the time comes…you’ll love it.

Cozmo35…Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by.

Dennisgrosen…Thanks for your support! Always welcome.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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wwbob

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#7 posted 12-21-2010 05:02 AM

I really like your technique of using the wood pieces to move the little triangles away from the cutting blade. Very safe when you have to just dozens of small pieces.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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Bob Simmons

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#8 posted 12-21-2010 08:43 PM

wwbob…Very good observation about an important safety technique. Any time when there is a cutoff near a running bandsaw blade it is a good idea to clear the cutoff piece out of the way. Simply take a strip of wood to remove the cutoff from the area near the blade.

When there is a cutoff near a running table saw blade…it is easy enough to turn off the saw and then clear the cutoff completely out of the way. Thanks for your observation and comment!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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mafe

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#9 posted 12-23-2010 01:10 PM

Really nice thank you for sharing with us.
I love the siple jigs you make, especially the bandsaw mitre bandit! Have to make me one.
Best thoughts and marry christmas,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Bob Simmons

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#10 posted 12-23-2010 08:27 PM

mafe…Thanks for checking in and taking a look… When your bandsaw mitre bandit is made and in use you will very much appreciate the simplicity of it. It will open doors for you that have yet to be opened. You will find that the amount of time that you enjoy the use of this sled is a very good return on your investment of the 15-20 minutes it takes to make it (out of scrap material.) Enjoy!
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes!
Bob

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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Diggerjacks

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#11 posted 12-23-2010 08:34 PM

Hello Bob

I like the spline miter technic :
I like the contrast between wood

Strong
Look nice ( a personnal touch)

Thanks for this new video

Merry Christmas

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Bob Simmons

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#12 posted 12-23-2010 08:49 PM

DJ…

The spline miter joint technique offers both beauty and strength. The contrast of woods is an “eye catcher” and the spline strengthens the joint as well. The spline helps to secure the miter joint as there is no twisting of the frame once the splines are in place.

Your always welcome!

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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