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01-07-2013 09:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip miter joinery

I just saw added a post about someone having trouble figuring out how to clamp miters and since I posted clamping Ideas I thought I would do the same with different ways to join miters. I hope the photos might help someone out. I know there are more ways to join miters but these are all the photos I could find.

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 09:29 PM

Thanks there are some I haven’t seen before.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 09:31 PM

Thanks Jim. I have used those half-lap miters many times. They make for very strong miters.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 09:37 PM

thanks jim..another good one, i agree with mike on those half lap ones..very strong…...thanks again for the lesson here…...always something to learn….....oh and by the way, mike i like your new avatar..

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 09:47 PM

Thanks Jim,thats a great help

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 10:29 PM

thanks Jim; Another very useful post. I will have to try some of them.

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 11:10 PM

Nice post and a I saw a lot of new ideas/ways of doing things for me.

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 11:16 PM

thank you Jim


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#8 posted 01-07-2013 11:39 PM

Half lap: is that the third shot down? Just curious—I’m new. I can’t figure out how the first dove tail would be cut, but I bet it would look great. I think I’ll try #7 for picture frames. What do you guys use miter joint for most of the time?

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#10 posted 01-08-2013 12:49 AM

Great post. Thank you very much for taking the time to post this. I’m bookmarking this one, for sure. The mitered halflap hybrid pictured third from the top is a beauty. It should gave the strength of the bridle joint a it has the beauty of a miter. Very nice indeed.

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#11 posted 01-08-2013 01:20 AM

oh yes, yes, and many more yessssses Gr8 collection Jim

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#12 posted 01-08-2013 01:30 AM

Thanks Jim…good post. Would you mind driving out here and sowing me how to do some of those…lol. Was almost 60 and sunny today so would be worth the trip. Wont mention it was 25 when I opened basement garage door to roll tablesaw outside this morning though.

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#13 posted 01-08-2013 02:15 AM

Thanks for the post Jim .
It’s a nice refresher for the times when I need another mitre joint idea .
I have done biscuits from the back side of the frame seems to work well also .

-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 01-08-2013 02:25 AM

Thanks gang
Good one Kiefer edited and added above.

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#15 posted 01-08-2013 03:21 AM


Regarding the 13th picture down….is it possible to use a locking 45 degree router bit in a handheld router? Or is this a bit that needs to run in a router table? I have an application issue, which is driving the question.


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