|Forum topic by DeLayne Peck||posted 05-16-2015 12:18 AM||1245 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
05-16-2015 12:18 AM
Nothing is more irksome than a open miter. And, I was certainly irked with the my miters on a mirror frame for medicine cabinet I am building in red oak. There were small, but glaring gaps. After reading all the LJs advice, I decided to experiment:
1. I cut a 1/16” shim in red oak.
2. The shim was sanded on one edge to 1/64” to form a wedge. The gap was carefully opened further with a utility knife to create a uniform gap. The wedge was tapped in into the gap.
3. The wedge was cut down and sanded flat.
4. On another corner, I used more than on wedge.
Speculation: Should stain well. No glue involved. Decent result, the gaps can escape notice.
What say you?
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.