|Forum topic by niki||posted 04-11-2007 07:23 AM||1750 views||2 times favorited||8 replies|
04-11-2007 07:23 AM
I would like to share with you the way that I’m cutting frame members at 45°.
Instead of messing with angles and protractors, I used very accurate, dedicated triangle.
To compensate for very small deviations from 45° or 90° of the blade, I’m using the method of “Left” and “Right” cutting.
instead of locating the stop somewhere 3’ behind or relying on a pencil line, I’m using another same width piece to be used as “Limiter” or “Stop”.
One small problem with this set-up is:
In simple words, If you are using a 1/8” kerf blade and want the frame to be 20” x 20”, cut your members to 20-1/8”, the 1/8” will be removed during the 45° cutting.
If you remember the post “Triangle, copy and past”, later, I used one of them instead of the plastic triangle (last 2 pics)