Talk:Miter joint

Latest comment: 3 years ago by Maikel in topic Etymology
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I'm a very amateur carpenter, but I belive a miter joint is actually weaker than a butt joint, because--although there is greater glued surface--both peices are joined at the end grain. At any rate, it's such a weak joint by itself, that strength is hardly a distinguishing factor when compared to any joint. I'll make some edits to reflect this opinion. Tafinucane 19:25, 5 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're right. It is the weakest joint. This article needs a good work over including the use of splines, keys etc. Have been meaning to get to it. SilentC 22:49, 5 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree :)--Funky jo (talk) 18:32, 22 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are miter welds stronger or weaker than butt welds?Edit

The article used to say that all miter joints were weak, compared to alternative joints. However, the current source only discusses woodworking joints. What about welded (steel, aluminium, ...) joints? I've found various claims that a miter weld is stronger than a butt weld, but I've only found unreliable sources so far.

I updated the article to avoid making any claim about the strength of welded metal joints. If someone can find a reliable source for this, please add it back to the article. --Hirsutism (talk) 14:35, 27 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Strength depends on the direction of the force as well. An advantage of scarf joints (mitre joints in two butted pieces) is that they convert a simple tension across the joint into a shear force. The joint area is also larger than that of a butt. Andy Dingley (talk) 14:50, 27 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What we really need is a reliable source saying this. It's good to see input from someone with a mechanical engineering background, but ultimately we need a reliable source to back it up. --Hirsutism (talk) 16:28, 27 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


So why is it called a miter joint? Because it's angled, like a miter (or mitre)? Maikel (talk) 13:52, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]