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683 days ago

I know how to cut mitered returns for a run of baseboard where the face ends at 90 degrees with a 45 degree backcut.. I cannot for the life of me figure out the cut for a mitered return where the face ends at a 45 degree angle. I ran baseboard along some steps and ended with a 45 degree face cut at the bottom of the stairs. Thanks in advance.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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#1 posted 683 days ago

back cut the miter ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 683 days ago

its called an “outside “ back cut

google it ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 683 days ago

Moron the baseboard at the bottom of the steps ends in a 45 degree face cut and 45 degree backcut. I have cut a hundred pieces of wood trying to make the return. No luck. I can’t wrap my head around it… Oh well, I’ll either end up running out of practice wood or not running the baseboard down the steps.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#4 posted 683 days ago

Pictures?

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#5 posted 683 days ago

its easy ?

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#6 posted 683 days ago

trying to teach

the barn door

is simple

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#7 posted 683 days ago

if yr serious, and u never r

“PICS”

otherwise

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 683 days ago

I might be wrong here, but from my understanding of your problem, you shouldn’t be attempting to compound mitre those cuts.

You cannot change the laws of physics. i.e The piece running at the angle will always be higher at the end because you have increased it’s height at the end by changing the angle from 90 deg

You need to do a little capping on the piece that sits at the same pitch as the stairs to get it all to fit.

Is the pitch of the stairs 45 deg? (42 is max allowable here)

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#9 posted 682 days ago

For all those non-impossible angles, hunt down and get one of these. From Shopsmith no less!

It will give you, in 3 seconds, any compound angle settings involving 3-8 sides and from 5-85 degrees on the slope. No batteries or internet connection required. If there is any interest I may scan and post the inner sleeve so that you may print and assemble your own. A relic from 1981 that I have used many times to simplify my work.

gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#10 posted 681 days ago

very clever ideas

but what about this one

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#11 posted 681 days ago

I think I know what you want to do. With crown molding we use 2 end cap pieces that are both cut at a 22.5 degree angle. These two pieces will return the crown to the wall making a very nice looking ending.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#12 posted 681 days ago

Guys, the picture below is what I’m up against (mentally challenged). If you look at the picture the baseboard ends with a 90 degree mitered return. Looks nice and not a problem to cut. Now let’s say the baseboard continued on down the steps and ends at the bottom step with a vertical cut. It is the last cut at the bottom of the steps that I want to place a mitered return to finish it out. Thanks.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#13 posted 681 days ago

solved ?

doing it right is easy, just spend 30 years of your life, focused 110% 50 to 100 hrs a week every flippen day after flippen day after flippen day, week after week and year after year, decades disappear like the Nile river and all its stories of history : ))

to meet a pointless deadline?

10,000 hr theory. When you have 40,000 hrs clocked, there are some things you learn, that cannot be answered with stupid words.

s…..o…..s

I moved to greener pastures : ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#14 posted 681 days ago

some people have “limitations”

the quicker we learn our own “limitations”

the more we learn to trust ?

Rip it out and hire someone to do it right

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#15 posted 681 days ago

Moron, will you go over and do that little job for DKV, show him how to do it

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