Mortise Spline

Typically, when I have to build a frame, the joint I would choose first is a mortise and tenon. Although mortise and tenon joints could be used for the frames on both the High-chair and the Armoire shown in this issue I didn't. Instead, I used a hybrid joint, a mortise and spline. It consists of two mortises joined by a connecting piece called a spline, see drawing at right. advantages. There are a couple of advantages to using this joint instead of a mortise and tenon especially on the two...

Mitering The Ends

Once you've glued the two arched molding strips together you're faced with another interesting challenge. How do you cut clean, straight miters on the ends of a piece that's 11 2 thick, 511 2 long, and shaped like a boa constrictor And, if that's not enough of a problem, the two miters have to be the correct distance apart or the molding won't fit the cabinet. mitering carriage. To solve all of this, I approached the last problem first. I figured if I could cut miters the correct distance apart...

Shelves

Routering Wood Moldings Stop Chamfer Bit

After all the moldings were attached, I made the 3 4 plywood shelves W , see Fig. 14. cut to size. To determine the size of the shelves, measure the inside of the case. To allow for edging, I cut the shelves to width 2 less than the depth of my case. Then cut the shelves Vs less than the distance between the divider and the cabinet side. tongues. After cutting the shelves to size, the next step is to rout tongues on the front for the edging strips, see Fig. 14. For more on edging plywood, see...

Mortising Table Complete

There is also a complete ready-to-assemble kit that includes everything listed above plus the pre-cut plywood. The plywood is Baltic Birch 13 ply. W-thick with the threaded inserts already installed. All you have to do is cut a slot for your miter gauge and an optional hole to fit your shop-vac hose. Then glue and screw the parts together and mount the router to the phenolic base. Mortising Table Kit 767-200 Complete Mortising Table Kit 74.95