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Forum topic by JoshNZ posted 06-19-2017 06:59 AM 449 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JoshNZ

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06-19-2017 06:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mitre joint splines

I’ll save the explanation and share a photo…

The corners are obviously mitre joints. I have cut blind slots for splines to go inside them. I don’t have any boards as wide as the box is deep, so I can’t rip a single spline with the grain orientated across the joint, which would be ideal strengthwise, I think…

I could rip a board into splines to run along the joint but I wondered since it’s blind anyway, will I gain more strength from 2-3 splines beside each other, grain orientated across the joint?


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#1 posted 06-19-2017 08:30 AM

Your work looks very good.
I don’t think it matters if it is one, two or more pieces to fill the spline. Like you mentioned, the grain orientation is most important.

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 10:33 AM

I don’t think it matters whether you use a single piece or 2-3 pieces as the spline, since the strength is in the length of the spline rather than its width.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 11:11 PM



Your work looks very good.
I don t think it matters if it is one, two or more pieces to fill the spline. Like you mentioned, the grain orientation is most important.

- HTown

Thanks. And thanks, for both answers. Ripped a piece that would fit in the slot and cut it into little pieces to go across the joint. I think I’ll get away with just two.

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