Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form 8815 Jointly

Instructions and Help about Form 8815 Jointly

Music in this video I want to show you a technique that I find pretty valuable it's not something I've seen used very often before but I keep using it again and again and it's quite helpful right now I'm working on making some caps for a box Newell staircase railing this is a completed cap off a railing that I made I don't know six or seven years ago this fits on top of a a solid wood box with with panels in it so it just kind of sits over top this is an obscure project and you're probably not going to have to do work like this but the technique is quite universal so I want you to look at this section here this is a one-inch diameter bullnose profile and it comes from this frame here so this frame sits below a pyramid cap like this and then there's trim on the sides and trim on the bottom and that's what creates this box Newell cap but what I want to show you now is how I assemble and reinforce these joints now in this case this frame is only going to be seen along the edge so I'm not concerned about what happens on the top and bottom and at least visually what I am concerned about is how these joints fit together they need to be nice and tight on the outside corners and that's what we've got here now the the way I do this is by cutting the parts at a 45 degree angle and I assemble them with glue only there's no biscuits or dowels or any sort of reinforcement inside and and this approach lets me adjust these miter joints so they fit really well the glue is holding them together but the glue alone is not strong enough for an application like this and that's where the stick this technique comes in now before I go on and explain it you might want - we don't you wondering what these these clips are all about they're a great little thing they're a spring-loaded clip they go on with a set of pliers like this and they hold miter joints together very well they have a pointy tip and they grip into the wood and draw it together it's a really wonderful tool it does leave a little mark in the wood but after sanding and finishing that pretty much disappears it's really a non-issue so glued clamped and dried and we're now ready to show you ready to show you the technique I'm talking about and it has to do with with biscuits installed in kind of an unusual way this technique is very useful whenever you need to reinforce a joint that has to be precisely aligned and it doesn't really matter what the area of reinforcement looks like afterwards so you'll see here on this one I've got some lines marked here these lines show me where I can put the biscuit joiner you see I don't want to get too close to the outside edge because then the slot that the biscuit joiner cuts is gonna extend out too far and I'm gonna see it and I don't want to do that so I've done some measurements and some test cuts and this biscuit joiner is adjusted to cut a biscuit slot that's not actually typical a regular biscuit slot would cut a slot deep enough for half the width of a biscuit this is a number 20 biscuit but since I want to get the most strength from this biscuit in this plunged application I've adjusted the machine so it cuts more deeply than usual this biscuit is going to sink in about about two there because I want as much of the biscuit as possible in the slot so this is what it looks like I'll just line it up here I'm gonna fire it up plunge it down and you'll see what we're left with here now when I complete this frame I'm gonna do this all around I'm gonna do it on four corners and I've also marked some more slots here so I really want this thing to stay together and this is gonna allow me to do that I also have a smaller biscuit joiner that's gonna allow me to put these micro biscuits closer to the tip of the mitre so that it really is gonna hold together and I don't have to worry about it now when I put this biscuit in all of the biscuits in fact the way to do it is to squirt glue in here and then swab it around with a little stick so that the glue is is on the sides of the slot then I use a flux brush to brush more glue onto the biscuit to sort of slake the thirst of the wood and then put it in now you see how low that goes most of the biscuit is now swallowed in this slot and that's what I want but when I'm finished I'm gonna have a whole bunch of biscuits and they're all gonna be sticking up above the surface a little bit so after that I just take my belt sander and I sand them flush I don't want to remove any wood here to speak of I just want to flush off the biscuits and in the in the end I'm left with a frame that I really can count on this thing's not going to come apart and most importantly I was able to align the joints perfectly without the interference of any kind of of mechanical reinforcement beforehand so by adding the reinforcement later I get the option of aligning that joint very well as well as it can be but I still get the strength to thanks for watching click here to join the thousands of people who get the Bailey