Invisible Glue Joints: Miter Joint (werkplaatsidc)




In this instructable we will show you how to make an invisible wood glue connection without using a lot of (difficult) materials. The connection we talk about is specially for small connections.

What do you need?

- a drill (2 mm)
- wood glue (we use pattex express)
- two pieces you want to connect
- clamps
- a saw
- toothpick

Step 1: Sew

saw the pieces in a miter of 45°

Step 2: Clamps

To clamp the two pieces later on we go for a fitting. Cut two pieces of waste wood in mitter and glue each piece on a straight piece of wood. Clamp it and wait until the glue dries.

Step 3: Drill

Drill holes. The holes have to become on the same place. You can use a tool to know where to sew, but we choose to drill in the middle of the surface. Just sign the two diagonals and take the intersection point. Now drill perpendicular to this point. (If you want to be sure, use a drill press)

Step 4: ​Shorten the Toothpick

Short now in the toothpick so that it has a length which is slightly shorter than the depth of the two holes together.

Step 5: ​Put Together

Add glue on the both surfaces and the holes. Put the toothpick in one hole and put the pieces together.

Step 6: Clamp

Clamp the glued pieces in place using the clips that we have made the first step.
Wait until it's dry.

Step 7: Finish

When it's dry, you become a solid wood connection.



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    7 Discussions


    Reply 2 years ago

    If you are a native English speaker (writer), yes. However, some things get lost in translation.


    Reply 2 years ago

    Maybe you should correct the title, more people could find it useful!


    Reply 2 years ago

    I thought you were the author...

    Maybe the author should... :)


    2 years ago

    That was interesting how you used the scrap pieces with the 45 degree cuts on them to clamp with. Thank you