Blind Splines

L'ntil somebody discovers a miracle glue for end grain, miter joints will need reinforcement. Nails work, but pounding them in delicate frame material can be risky. Blind splines offer invisible reinforcement without nails. Cut the slots on a router table using a guide board and a 1 8-in. slot cutter. Each piece is cut face up (mark the faces as a reminder). Feed the stock from the right for one cut and from the left for the second cut. Cut the splines from a strip of hardwood with a I -in....

Detail

Dimensions for door grid in lead photo, page 56. Haunched tenons, doubled at the bottom, make the door strong enough to withstand decades of slamming. Overall Dimensions 1-1 8 x 36 x 80 Includes 2- l 8-long tenons on both ends Includes 2- l 8-long tenons on both ends SAFETY WARNING The blade guard must be removed to make this cut. Be Careful 4 CUT BOTH TENON CHEEKS IN ONE PASS with a slow and steady feed rate. First, set the fence to center the tenon.Then raise the blade to the height of the...

Cut The Tenons Width

Receptacle Extender Box

Make two rip cuts on the right side of the tenoning jig. They establish the tenon width. the tenon directly from the mortise. There isn't any fussy micro-adjust on this jig. Simply nudge the fence with your fist. blade about l 32-in. lower than che shoulder to avoid cutting into it. 9 Rip the tenon to width. First, move the fence to the left side of the saw blade. Clamp the rail to the right side of the tenoning jig and adjust the fence until the blade lines up with the marks. Trim the oak...

Quick Change Fasteners

For some frames, like those with the kids school photos, removable backs are the best choice. Here's how to make your own quick-change fasteners Cut 3 4-in. fender washers almost in half with a hacksaw. Use a Forstner bit to drill shallow holes in the inside edge of the frame. The bottom of the holes should be slightly below the back of the mounting board. A small hole drilled in the washer makes it easy to open and close the fasteners. Hinge the mat to the mounting board to keep the opening in...