Mitering components for small bins is trickier than it appears. You must lower the angles exactly whereas slicing components to uniform lengths. The perfect strategy I’ve discovered is a router-table jig like this one. I group mine up with a 1-in.-dia., 90° V-groove bit, however any bit with a forty five° leading edge will work. Begin by crosscutting all the items to remaining size. Then regulate the peak of the bit and the place of the router-table fence so the bit simply reaches the highest fringe of the workpiece however no farther. That is so that you don’t change the size. If something, go away a tiny sq. edge on the tip of the miter; it’s going to disappear after the field is assembled and sanded. For uniform outcomes, push the jig and workpiece firmly in opposition to the router-table fence as you make the lower, working proper to left. Then merely flip the workpiece to miter the opposite finish.
—BRUCE DUDMAN, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Illustrations by Dan Thornton
From Effective Woodworking situation #288