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    Muntin intersection help

    Group,

    I'm trying to understand how to make this cut for an intersection in a Muntin. So far I've used a Jointer and Planner to get square wood of the correct dimensions. I then used my router table to mill my muntin. I'd like to make this type of intersection but don't know how to do it. The text on the pic is the Author describing how he draws this in Sketchup.

    The only thing I could figure out is use two pieces of Muntin, cut mortises into each, 45 degree the ends, insert tenon piece into each mortise? If that's the case, I'd better be perfect on cutting those mortises. Can this be done with one continuous muntin? Thanks!


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    What other tools do you have at your disposal? I am assuming a table saw. How about a miter saw or a band saw? Willing to use hand tools? I see a couple of opportunities depending on your tool collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    What other tools do you have at your disposal? I am assuming a table saw. How about a miter saw or a band saw? Willing to use hand tools? I see a couple of opportunities depending on your tool collection.
    I've got:

    Jointer
    Planer
    Table saw with DADO blade/kit
    Router table
    Double bevel sliding compound miter saw 12"
    jig saw

    Sure, I'd use hand tools

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    I tried to do that exact joint when I built a corner cupboard.....after about a week I gave up, bought a set of Freud Router bits that made cope cuts for the muntins and moved on. Then I found a lot of help. Roy Underhill built a cabinet with that cut in one of his episodes, and watching it may be useful (it's the one titled "Mind over Miter" in the link). Using the bit set I did is not historically correct (in my case) but it worked quite well. The cupboard that Roy built was the same design as mine, but of course he did it with all hand tools. Using the bits I have 2 vertical muntins, and 9 horizontal ones that have small tenons and coped to fit around the verticals.
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    Well i have not used this bit but i know its sold by Eagle and Kreg have the same bit and system.

    http://cdn.eagleamerica.com/images/p...-3312-02_p.jpg


    http://www.eagleamerica.com/product/...outer_bit_sets


    Using a router table with this bit should make it a whole lot easier than any hand cutting.

    If you look at Eagles webpage they even have a pdf instruction sheet on how to do what you looking at doing. Hope this helps you.


    Here are the choices from Kreg

    https://www.kregtool.com/store/c40/b...-frame-system/
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Well i have not used this bit but i know its sold by Eagle and Kreg have the same bit and system.

    http://cdn.eagleamerica.com/images/p...-3312-02_p.jpg


    http://www.eagleamerica.com/product/...outer_bit_sets


    Using a router table with this bit should make it a whole lot easier than any hand cutting.

    If you look at Eagles webpage they even have a pdf instruction sheet on how to do what you looking at doing. Hope this helps you.


    Here are the choices from Kreg

    https://www.kregtool.com/store/c40/b...-frame-system/

    Thanks! Seems very doable.
    Last edited by Bob Beasley; 09-24-2015 at 03:09 PM.

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    There you go! The family pitches in again!
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    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

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