I have a long-range plan to carve a wooden headboard. It will require some tiling, since the length of the headboard will be 3 or 4 times the range of my Shapeoko XXL.
I thought I had better get some practice in before tackling the big job, so I tried milling this mirror frame. It had to be done in three tiles. I used pine, since I wasn’t entirely sure I knew what I was doing and didn’t want to risk my expensive wood. I also wanted to practice this type of half-lap joint that will be used on the headboard.
My table is on casters, so it can be swung away from the wall into the middle of the shop. This opens up space in the Y-direction and allows for tiling long pieces.
It worked out pretty well, although I went overboard on the indexing arrangements. I used four index pins, plus two stops mounted against the left side of the board so the blank could be slid against them as it was advanced. I now think one pin and the stops would have been sufficient.