|Forum topic by PatrickIrish||posted 01-05-2014 05:41 AM||1325 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-05-2014 05:41 AM
I’m building a fold out craft table for my niece. It’s 6” deep but the front will look like a standard chalk board when folder up.
Instead of just making a standard 45 miter frame, I wanted to finger joint them somehow. The wood is solid maple 1×3.
How could I do this? I’m drawing a blank.
I have an Incra LS table and router I scored off craigslist, have yet to use it but know there’s someway I can.
The frame will be like the picture below but no 45 miter.
I was thinking I could cut my horizontal pieces the desired length and then run them through the router table taking an 1/16” off the backs of them and then run them through with a finger joint bit the 3” width of the board.
Then, I would lower the bit 1/16 and pass the vertical pieces of the frame through through. This way the “fingers” sticking up have a 1/16” of solid wood underneath….if not they would just fall off. Once the pieces are joined you would see the finger joint but on the backs of the verticals it would solid. Does that make sense at all?
I’m open for other ideas.