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Forum topic by Redford1947 posted 1265 days ago 1071 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I made my own braket feet for a chest but am not real happy with how they came out. I don’t have a band saw or a drum sander so all is with a saber saw and sand paper.

The miter joints came out good as I have a miter saw. The question is if I use glue blocks do I still have to use biscuits in the miter joint? I am somewhat ok with biscuit joints on flat pieces but have never done 45 degree joints. I have seen pictures of splines but have no idea of how to cut the mortise. Is this better than biscuits?

The second question is there a source where one can buy ready made bracket feet?


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#1 posted 1265 days ago

Bracket feet have been around since long before there were biscuits, so I would say biscuits are definitely not a necessity.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 1265 days ago

You don’t need to necessarily to use a spline joint with glue blocks in my opinion. Rockler sells bracket feet.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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