I’m in the process of making this years Christmas gifts and one project in particular is turning out to be a real challenge. The goal is to create a mirror frame that consists of eight pieces with each piece having a 22.5 degree miter on both ends. For many this would be no problem, it’s just a simple cut on the ol’ power mitre saw. Not so for me. My power miter saw is anything but precise. “Why not use the TS?”, you might ask. I probably will, IF I can come up with a set up that is to my satisfaction. I have also considered using a shooting board and hand plane set up. While this may be more time consuming it may be the best way to obtain the precision I’m looking for. Below is a graphic of the frame I intend to make.
Ideally, I would like to make a deicated set up that would allow me to consistently make precise 22.5 and 45 degree miters.
I ask you, what methods have you used to create highly accurate miter joints? Your insight is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
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