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#1 posted 02-03-2010 04:27 PM

I think I know what you mean, or what your asking but it all depends on what you are armed with in the shop in the area of joining technology… do you have a biscuit joiner, do you have drill press, mortise machine, or perhaps a jig for drilling dowel joints with a drill?

I guess what I would do if you are looking at doing more wood work in the future and do not already have one is use a biscuit joiner, they are fast and relatively economical. Not to mention one has a little room to move back and fourth if not exactly joined perfectly… with dowels its not so easy, or forgiving, but they are just as good… I am more of the biscuit fan than a dowel fan. Thats what I would go with.

Drilling dowels on a bevel/mitre like that is not that easy, but you could try that and just joint it with dowels.

Those are the easiest options. I do not think that using glue alone will hold all that well. or not as well as it could.

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