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well Mam," just let me tell you how it's done"

Posted by John 2000 on April 27th, 2000 03:55 PM
In reply to How do I figure out the miter cut for a countertop? by Ellie Fiechuk on April 26th, 2000 10:00 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Ellie.
From what I am reading, you want the two tops
to meet against the walls and to be 100% spot on
where the joint ( 45*) meet. simple.
ok, here we go, now on your left you have a top.
place that to the wall, with the end you want to
cut in the courner.
now, the other one which will be for the left side
you place that againest the wall, and let it overlap
the first one,
make sure that the back edges are to the wall, and
the 90* on both are in line ( on top of each other)
then look to the front ( thats the part you can see)
and mark the spot where they overlap each other
mark the top one and the bottom one at the same time,
take a nice striaght board, and mark a line from
the back ( 90*) to the front ( where the small line is)
" but make sure it is straight ( and not micky mouse )
you then do the same to the other one because you have also
a line on that one too,
cut them both. and place them together, if you ahve a "shall we
say a small space" you can still plane that away.
till they fit 100%,also make sure you keep the
formica edge has a sharp edge ( so take care when
you handle it)
some people glue the joint, some people put silicone
between the joint to stop the water getting through.
the chose is yours.
well anyway thats how its done,
have fun but double check before you cut the tops
John 2000.

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