i more likely to use it when making a stand (see sidebar, page 66) for displaying a scroll or a bonsai plant.

Making the joint shown here requires carcful work, but it's not really complicated. All you need is an accurate tablesaw, a router, a '/i-in. or •V*-in. chisel and a knife for cutting some splines.

Joint-Making Tips

The drawings show the basic steps in making this joint, but there are a few important points to note about the construction:

• The parts of this joint will fit together accurately only if the three pieces to be joined are exactly alike in cross section, so you must mill your stock carefully.

• I recommend using a miter jig (sec drawing) to cut the 45° miters. By-screwing stops to this jig you can pro-

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