Following up from the video film on the strength of these mitres. These are the steps I took to make this picture-frame moulded and inlaid stock and the frame itself. It’s dead straight forward using a pair of wooden T&G planes, a moulding plane, a tenon saw and a plane. You can make a simple shooting board with stop screwed to a board at 45-degrees or a proper one with removable stops. I took about 45 minutes to make it.
Mould the stock with the moulding plane. I am using to edges of a shorter piece but you could use a single edge if need be. I am using a 3/8” ovolo profile here; it’s simple and quick to work on the stock. Always start at the nose and work backwards along the stock. I am using 7/8” thick pine, but many other woods will work as well such as walnut, mahogany or cherry.
Now run the groove with the grooving plane aspect of the matched pair of T&G planes. Again we always start at the beginning end and work backwards along the stock with each subsequent swipe of the plane. This helps set the plane and the wall of the cut helps keep the plane in line and parallel to the edge of the wood.
Glue the inlay into the groove by running a bead of glue along each wall of the groove.
Making the mitres
Secure each matched pair in the vise as shown, mark them as pairs for later ID, and cut the corresponding angled cuts down into both mitred pieces to a depth of about ½” from the corner. It’s important to mark them accordingly as I said, so that when you put them together the joints match the same saw cuts.