Perfect Miters Joints are Harder than They Look

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In this video, I’m going to show you how to get perfect miter joints – no matter how hard you think it is!

Miter joints are one of the most common woodworking joints, and they’re essential for a lot of projects. But getting a flawless miter can be tricky, especially if you’re new to woodworking. In this video, I’ll show you how to get great miter joints without spending hours trying to fill gaps and recutting parts.

Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled woodworker, this video is a must-watch! By the end, you’ll be able to get perfect miter joints every time – no matter how hard you think they are.

14 Replies to “Perfect Miters Joints are Harder than They Look”

  1. That sacrificial zero clearance board is just brilliant! I always wondered how to cut a miter to point on the end of a board.

  2. What size gap can be burnished over at the end before the thin edge becomes fragile, and is there any reason to add glue at that step? Can rounding it over after burnishing expose a new gap, or does the process seat the whole 45deg face?

  3. Great video lots of info and passion ????????. Thanks Johnathan ????

  4. Great video, but what the hell is that cutout of four people standing in the background?

  5. Great! I would add some things.
    I would use the bandsaw to resaw the pieces, because the less wood you're loosing the better the continuous grain will be (very needed if you have some wild grain).
    I started using a miter shootingboard with the handplane, maybe not needed with a good tablesaw but my cheap jobsite tablesaw does not produce cuts ready for glueup.

  6. I know this was about miters, but I was struck by the bottomless, topless boxes.

  7. Try stitching a piece of the hook side of hook and loop to the place on your shop apron where you wipe your excess glue. Microfiber cloth sticks nicely to it, easy to stick on a small square, easy to remove, easy to wash out and reuse if removed right after glue up. It'll keep your bib apron looking more used rather than "slob chic" which is an oxymoron anyway.

  8. Fantastic, Jonathan! Thanks for the lesson!!! ????
    Stay safe there with your family! ????????

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