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When using vertical splines to reinforce miter joints, position the grooves as close to the inside surfaces as possible. If these grooves are too close to the outside surfaces, the mitered ends of the adjoining parts will be weak.

4-16 To make an open-splined miter joint, assemble the adjoining parts with glue. Let the glue dry completely, then cut a horizontal spline groove through each of the assembled corners. Use the "Splined Miter Jig" on page 56 to hold the workpieces while you cut the grooves.

4-17 After cutting the grooves, glue the splines in place. Let the glue dry, then trim the splines and sand them flush with the outside surfaces of the adjoining parts.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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