Tablesawn Keys for Mitered Boxes
Pieces of wood inserted diagonally into the outside corner of mitered joints add strength as well as beauty
Added after the box has been assembled, keys can be made of a similar wood or a contrasting wood. In this video, Gary Rogowski, Portland, Oregon, woodworker, teacher, and author, explains the use of two jigs to hold your work while cutting keyed miters on the tablesaw. Then he demonstrates the entire procedure for inserting them and finishing the box.