11:23AM | 12/02/01
Member Since: 12/01/01
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I bought a miter box for some moulding cuts and when i cut the 45's i still have gaps. So i bought a protractor and my inside measurements are 92 degrees so now i am going to buy a compound miter saw so i can make 46 degree cuts is this sane or am i out of my league.....Please someone help me my wife is going nuts ThANKS


06:55AM | 12/03/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I don't think you've gone crazy - stuff happens. Something to consider: if there aren't many of these imperfect corners to do, and if the trim is not too complex -- it might be easiest to put the poorly matched trim in place and then, before painting, fill the gap with wood filler and sand smooth. That will make the "fit" perfect.


01:24PM | 12/03/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
Corners are never true. If it really bugs you, cut 2 small sections of trim to check the corners. Tape a small strip(1/32"thick x 1/2" wide X 3"tall) of wood to the fence on the chop saw, this will allow you to over cut the angle.


10:25PM | 12/03/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Raven,
First invest about 10.00 in an adjustable square. Use this to gauge your miter. Before you cut, clamp your material to the saw. Wood will move no matter how tight you try to hold it. If you've already purchased a miter saw, there are clamps on the market that will match it. If your joints still do not fit, use a coping saw to trim the back of the joint a little at a time to get a good fit.
Good Luck, Len
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