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This is one of my first projects and I was curious how to add keys to a 45 degree mitered corner. I understand for 90 degree corners you simply construct a jig and run it over the table saw but for 45 degree should I just build another jig or is there an easier way?

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This is one of my first projects and I was curious how to add keys to a 45 degree mitered corner. I understand for 90 degree corners you simply construct a jig and run it over the table saw but for 45 degree should I just build another jig or is there an easier way?

Thanks!

Jigs are one way on the TS, they can be done with a router, similar to doing box joints.




 

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I like the jig method myself.
And with oversized holes to fasten the cleats you can fine
tune it untill perfect.

Mine's a "quick & dirty" one.
Someday I'll make a new one.
 

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Yes I'm sorry I meant Splines!! Mitered corners with splines. Basically I am trying to construct a box in the shape of a triangle that will fit in a corner above my desk. I wanted to give it some style by adding splines to the mitered corners and to add strength. But I think it will actually be better to inlay the front for style and forget about the splines. Who knows!:surrender:
 
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