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How to Make a Miter Joint - Part 2

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Learn how to assemble a miter joint in this quick-and-easy tutorial.

Watch this video to groom your woodworking skills.

Discover more woodworking tips and techniques from the remaining videos in this series.

The step-by-step instructions in this two-part tutorial video will tell you everything you need to know to learn how to make a miter joint in your own woodworking and carpentry projects.

Music - Gilles B

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Watch the video How to make a Miter joint part 1.

If you have followed How to Make a Miter Joint Part 1, you should now be ready to assemble the joint.

Step 1 - Assembly and Glue Up.

With both the pieces mitered and ready for adhesive, place them along the perpendicular edges of a rectangular board.

Place some paper between the board and the pieces where glue will be applied.

Position the first piece so its tip meets the corner and clamp it in place.

Use a piece of scrap wood to protect the surface from from the jaw of the clamp.

Apply the adhesive on the mitered surface and spread evenly.

Now, apply a layer on the mitered surface of the other piece.

Joint the two glued surfaces so that the corner of the joint is lined up with the corner of the board.

Clamp the second piece in place.

Use light taps of a hammer make final adjustments.

Wipe off any extra glue with a damp cloth.

Apply a little glue on the corners and rub some saw dust against it.

Leave the joint to dry.

Unclamp it from the board and check one last time if it is at a right angle using a Try Square.

Step 2 - Finishing.

Fix the joint on the Vice and plane the outside edges with a bench plane.

Use a chisel to trim the corners, removing any glue and sawdust.

You have now learnt how to make a Miter Joint.


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