<video id="75bvl"><noframes id="75bvl">
<listing id="75bvl"><thead id="75bvl"><listing id="75bvl"></listing></thead></listing>
<listing id="75bvl"></listing>
<listing id="75bvl"><cite id="75bvl"></cite></listing>
<var id="75bvl"><ruby id="75bvl"><th id="75bvl"></th></ruby></var><th id="75bvl"><th id="75bvl"></th></th><noframes id="75bvl">
<listing id="75bvl"></listing>
<span id="75bvl"><strike id="75bvl"><dl id="75bvl"></dl></strike></span>



Finger-Joint Miter Joinery

      Thoughts on a finicky joinery detail. February 27, 2015

Question (WOODWEB Member) :
How is it possible to finger joint mitered cabinet doors, like the ones done in large shops?

Forum Responses
(Cabinetmaking Forum)
From contributor K:
We use a Bacci Miter Door Machine. It cuts the miters, drills holes for dowels and cuts the splines.

From the original questioner:
I was wondering how it could be done with a shaper? I tried and canít seem to get everything aligned once I pass it in the shaper to do the finger joints.

From Contributor K

Click to View Member Profile Member Contact Info

I do faux fingers on the tablesaw. I have a sled with a V carriage, into which I set the corner of the frame, (quick-glued with CA and accelerator) and use the fence to set spacing in successive kerfs. Glue splines into kerfs and voila, mitered (fake) finger joints.

From contributor G:
A million years ago I worked at a shop that did this with a heavy metal jig run on a bearing on a shaper. Of course I don't think this would pass OSHA today. Not sure what you are trying to do. You might consider using two dowels that run parallel to the stiles and perpendicular to the rails, using a simple boring machine.

From contributor L:
With single cutter face up/down cutting, material thickness consistency and cutter height are critical. If the cutter height is off by n, the faces will be offset by 2 x n. Splines are a lot more forgiving.

Click here for higher quality, full size image

Would you like to add information to this article?
Interested in writing or submitting an article?
Have a question about this article?

Have you reviewed the related Knowledge Base areas below?
  • KnowledgeBase: Knowledge Base

  • KnowledgeBase: Cabinetmaking

  • KnowledgeBase: Cabinetmaking: Cabinet Door Construction

    Would you like to add information to this article? ... Click Here

    If you have a question regarding a Knowledge Base article, your best chance at uncovering an answer is to search the entire Knowledge Base for related articles or to post your question at the appropriate WOODWEB Forum. Before posting your message, be sure to
    review our Forum Guidelines.

    Questions entered in the Knowledge Base Article comment form will not generate responses! A list of WOODWEB Forums can be found at WOODWEB's Site Map.

    When you post your question at the Forum, be sure to include references to the Knowledge Base article that inspired your question. The more information you provide with your question, the better your chances are of receiving responses.

    Return to beginning of article.

    Refer a Friend || Read This Important Information || Site Map || Privacy Policy || Site User Agreement

    Letters, questions or comments? E-Mail us and let us know what you think. Be sure to review our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    Contact us to discuss advertising or to report problems with this site.

    To report a problem, send an e-mail to our Webmaster

    Copyright © 1996-2021 - Woodweb.com
    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without permission of the Editor.
    Review Woodweb.com's Copyright Policy.

    The editors, writers, and staff at Woodweb.com try to promote safe practices. What is safe for one woodworker under certain conditions may not be safe for others in different circumstances. Readers should undertake the use of materials and methods discussed at Woodweb.com after considerate evaluation, and at their own risk.

    865 Troxel Road
    Lansdale, PA 19446

    Contact Us

  • WOODWEB - the leading resource for professional woodworkers

      Home » Knowledge Base » Knowledge Base Article