Jack Miters: A skill where woodworking and carpentry intersect

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Forum topic by basswood posted 01-07-2014 10:36 PM 984 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-07-2014 10:36 PM

I am new here and thought I would introduce myself and share an interesting old school carpentry trick.

I like miters, but large miters don’t always handle natural movement in wood due to changes in humidity. Often there is a time honored alternative, like coping. Coping is not always possible though. Here is another option, the Jack Miter. The flat of the molding is butt-jointed and the profiled area is mitered. I pocket screw the flat together on the backside.


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