Woodworking Joints Series – The Mitre Joint
A simple way to join two lengths at an angle to each other; for example, the corner of a frame. The simple technique shown here will split the angle to make sure joint lengths are the same.
Where complicated profiles are to be mitred, draw the intersecting components out on paper, mark in the mitre joint line, then transfer the angles from the paper to the flat side of the component with a bevel gauge. Saw, and then shoot the joint surfaces, using the bevel gauge to set the shooting board fence to the right angle for each component. Watch out for this, and other more complicated mitre joints, in the future.
My ‘Accurate Preparation – Rectangular Hexahedron’ series of videos give detailed instructions on how to prepare a face side and face edge, essential to making a good joint:
Face side – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RNPuZUKpdg
Face edge – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1QX0gETayo
Mitre Joint – Simply Split that Angle