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Would a dovetail key(s) in a beveled (mitered) chest panel be adequate strength for a larger box?

I'm building a hope chest for my daughter out of cherry, and wanted to use dovetails to join the panels. My hand-cutting skills aren't quite up to snuff for a fine detail like through dovetails, so I'...
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Miter Frame with Bowed Stock (which side best facing out?)

There was a recent similar question, but it involved cupping and dovetails...I instead have ~6 ft length of board that is a bit bowed (maby 1/2 inch deflection at center). I will be cutting length ...
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How to make a mitre cut along the width of a board with hand tools

I'd like to cut a miter along the width of a wide board using hand tools. I've searched online and have not found any resources so maybe I'm using incorrect terminology. Say I have a board that is 12 ...
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What knock down hardware can I use on this platform bed frame?

Basically, I want to be able to make the platform of this bed easy to take apart, because I'd like to be able to easily move it by myself. I'd like knock-down fasteners to be used in a way that the ...
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Wood movement with L-shaped mitred leaning shelf

I'm doing a built-in for a closet. The closet is over the stairs so its front is sloped. I created an L shaped front and shelf from solid maple. The bottom foot or so is up against the wall that I can ...
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Copycat furniture legs

Looking for advice on achieving copycat look of the metal leg X-base; gold and marble table pic. My skill set and budget doesn't allow for welding or purchasing custom base. Hoping to achieve the ...
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Technique for mitering X or Cross onto door

I hate asking this here as I am sure it is a silly question for most of you, but I am new to woodworking and I am unable to find the correct combination of words in my google search to get the answer ...
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Coping Saw Angles

I’m remodeling a couple of rooms and coping the baseboard joints. For the most it’s going well, especially after getting new blades for the coping saw! The problem is the fireplace walls are not set ...
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Is there any way to join/seal large exterior mitre joints such as on a bay window sill so that they don't open up?

As per the title, I work at a conservatory manufacturer and as such we often have large bits of hardwood (up to around 56x220mm section) which need to be joined with a mitre, such that the larger face ...
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Dining table with multiple miter cuts

I am trying to recreate the dining table shown in the attached image. I have been able to figure out the general structure and recreated it in google sketchup. However, I am unable to come up with a ...
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getting edge of plane square to sole for shooting

I just finished putting together a shooting board and have noticed that none of my hand planes have sides which are square to the sole (Stanley/Bailey #4 w/ corrugated sole, #5 1/4, #6, Wood river low ...
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Is a quality miter gauge precise enough for cutting picture frames?

I am thinking buying one of these https://www.amazon.com/Incra-MITER1000-18T-Miter-Miter-gauge/dp/B000051WSE/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1483284237&sr=1-5&keywords=incra+miter+gauge I ...
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Can miter lock joints be made without a routing table?

I'm planning to build a structure of about 1.2m x 1m x 0.5m (specifically it's a 1:6 doll house) in 12mm (half-inch) ply and don't want to use internal square-section to support the corners, because ...
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Weight bearing for a loftbed and wood only joints

I'm planning on making a loft bed, and I now got a plan and I'm working on the details. The measurements I'm going for is 1700(start of the top beam)x1700x2100mm. The main beams are 98x98mm, middle ...
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Cutting tight miter joints for a frame around an existing object

I recently finished most of a practice project (a large lap desk). It looks like this so far: I made a ton of mistakes but the only one I can't figure out how to fix next time is the frame around it, ...
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Perfect miters every time

I'm using a table saw to make picture frames with mitered corners. It turns out that even tiny inaccuracies in the miter angle or the lengths of the frame pieces cause gaps that make a frame look ...