What To Do With This Board? #4: Cutting the Miters

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Blog entry by Mean_Dean posted 05-13-2015 10:51 PM 866 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey Guys!

Well, a short day in the shop today. Lawn’s not gonna mow itself…...........!

I laid out the parts on the board, in chalk, so as to get a 3-corner grain match. The grain match will die into a rear corner:

Next, I cut the 45 degree miters on all the box side pieces. I use a Wixey digital angle gauge, and it makes setting precise angles ridiculously easy. Every miter joint I’ve ever made with it is airtight—man I love this thing!

Tomorrow I’ll cut the grooves for the top and bottom, and go from there. See ya then!

-- Dean

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#1 posted 05-13-2015 10:55 PM

Looking forward to it! BTW… I love my cube too! It makes those miters spot on!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 12:20 AM

Looking forward to it! BTW… I love my cube too! It makes those miters spot on!

- Alongiron


Great way to describe it—The Cube!

Just for kicks, one of these days, I’m going to cut a 32-sided round box or something, and see where the limit is on its accuracy. I’ve cut up to only 8-sided boxes with it, and every miter joint is nuts on.

-- Dean

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