Mitered cabinet door joinery
I've been working on a cabinet build for quite some time now (my first "real" project), and have just finished milling the stock for the doors. I had planned to make mitered corners on the doors, since I would like to make a profile that I don't think will work for a traditional door.
I'm having some trouble figuring out how to make the miters sturdy enough for a cabinet door thought. I initially thought that I would make splined miters, but I am using only hand tools (that's all I have right now besides a circular saw), and am not sure how best to cut the slots for the splines.
Basically, I can mark and cut the edges of the slots, but I am uncertain of how to clear out the waste. I was planning to use a chisel, but I'm a little worried that the force I'd apply with the chisel may end up destroying the glued up mitered corner.
The other thing I considered was through-doweling the corners, but I'm not sure of this will look that great, or even if it would be as strong as a spline would be.
Any tips on cutting splined miters by hand? Or other ideas for the joinery? Pictures would also be greatly appreciated.