Having completed the box joinery on my necklace case project, it's time to move on to the lid or top. The client has also asked for a mitered top, rather than rail and stile in order to keep the same clean lines as the case itself. I had several joinery options here, I could have done a mitered half lap, a saddle joint, or splines along the miter joint, or across. I ultimately decided to do splines across the glue joint mainly because I have a jig already that I use often times for making small mitered boxes. Once again, this keeps the exposed joinery to a minimum, but leaves a fairly strong joint.
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