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post #1 of 5 Old 04-13-2020, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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I'm making an octogon frame for an antique mirror, so it is heavy. I'm considering just using splines but like challenging joints and would like to try something new. What would you use?
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-13-2020, 01:29 PM
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Mortise and tenon? Half lap? If the frame is thick enough use drawer lock.

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Iím also making an octagon right now. Check out this thread...

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I think that splines would be the best bet. In effect, it would be the same as mortise and tenon (floating tenon).

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M.W.T. - this is a very interesting project you have there.
please post some photos as you go along in the fabrication phases
and the completed piece.

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