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  • AW Extra 7/26/12 - 10 Techniques for Tighter, Faster, Stronger Miter Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 7, 2009
    10 Techniques for Tighter, Faster, Stronger Miter Joints By Gary Wentz Miter joints provide one main advantage over other joints: A miter joint hides end grain and brings face grain neatly together. Everything else about miter joints is a hassle. They’re...
  • AW Extra 9/6/12 - Lock Miters

    by AW-Editor     Friday, December 12, 2008
    Lock Miters This simple set-up process guarantees perfect joints! By George Vondriska Lock miters are strong, attractive joints that make assembly easy. So why the heck don’t we use lock miters more? I think it’s because they can be a pain...
  • AW Extra 4/11/13 - Coping with Inside Miters

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    Coping with Inside Miters A time honored technique for applying molding to inside corners. By Dave Munkittrick The best technique for applying molding on an inside corner is called a coped joint. Cabinet-makers have used this joint to create great-looking...
  • Lock Miters

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    Lock Miters This simple set-up process guarantees perfect joints! By George Vondriska Lock miters are strong, attractive joints that make assembly easy. So why the heck don’t we use lock miters more? I think it’s because they can be a pain...
  • 2 Ways to Cut a 3-Way Miter

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 19, 2014
    2 Ways to Cut a 3-Way Miter Create this impressive joint by hand or with power tools. By Garrett Glaser Admiring the complex 3-way mitered joint between the leg and aprons in an antique Chinese table is natural. But the thought of cutting and fitting...