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For an inside corner,

Posted by deecee on December 9th, 2002 10:26 AM
In reply to Mitre Cuts by Andi on December 9th, 2002 09:32 AM [Go to top of thread]

the smaller the angle cut, the larger the splay of the moldings (if you only made 30 degree cuts on each piece of moulding, the two moldings joined would fan out at a combined angle of 120 degrees). For an outside corner you have to cut at greater than 45 degrees on each piece. Your saw should have the ability to cut a few degrees more than 45, but if that's not enough, you can shim the tail end of the molding you're cutting away from the fence after you make the 45 degree cut and trim your cut as necessary to increase the cut angle. Easiest way is to cut scrap pieces to get the angles and fit determined. The tightest inside joints are made from one molding butt cutt and the other piece shadow cut with a coping saw, but that's a whole 'nother story. Luck, Kizmet

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