An Easy Mitered Box Build With Splines
An easy mitered box build with splines is article about Shop Blog bookmarked by kelly with ID 12442851733 was uploaded on 09-03-2019 and has been viewed 330,951 times.
Here's how I made the pair of urns in last week's post.Step 1: Choose your material My client wanted to use maple for one of the urns because she's from Canada.She also liked the idea of walnut splines.
She chose the other species — cherry for one of the boxes and burly ambrosia maple for the lids — during a visit to my shop.I wanted the grain to run continuously around each box, so I marked each board with a number to indicate the order and orientation of the parts.
Mark the parts to be cut out of the board using a system that enables you to keep track of the orientation as well as identity of each part.Step 2: Cut the miters I mitered the sides on the table saw using a miter gauge.
I used the rip fence to determine the length of each side (in this case, all of the sides were the same length).To keep the workpiece from binding, which could be dangerous, I set up each cut with a block of scrap, then removed it while holding the piece firmly against the miter gauge.
My box sides were in effect the offcut.This made it even more...