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Forum topic by Robert Herring posted 03-14-2009 04:22 PM 913 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Robert Herring

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03-14-2009 04:22 PM

This is probably an easy do, but I can’t think today. Could someone please tell me how to the gap between the two pieces?

Thanks,

Robert Herring

-- Robert M. Herring


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#1 posted 03-14-2009 04:33 PM

Two pieces of what?

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#2 posted 03-14-2009 04:37 PM

I’m sorry, I’m trying to upload a picture, but to no avail. I have two pieces of wood that i’m trying to match the angles on. It’s the frontofaboat and they come together at a point. I have a gag at the bottom of the angle and I’m trying to figure out how to close the gap and match them up

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#3 posted 03-14-2009 04:47 PM

I’m not sure without seeing a photo, but I would use a hand plane (block) starting at the widest part of the gap and slice minutes amounts off each piece testing after each pass. I think this is called “sneaking up on the angle” Do a search here re:” miters” or “closing the gap on a miter”. Hope this helps.

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#4 posted 03-14-2009 04:49 PM

I’ll try to get a picture up

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#5 posted 03-14-2009 05:13 PM

A picture would be helpful. I would probably use my 12” disk sander after carefully setting the angle on the miter gauge with a precision protractor

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#6 posted 03-14-2009 05:47 PM

Photobucket

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#7 posted 03-14-2009 05:48 PM

Thanks Ralph. Here’s what I’m facing.

-- Robert M. Herring

#8 posted 03-14-2009 05:52 PM

If you can afford to cut more material off, stack both pieces together carefully with double-stick tape in between them. Make sure they’re exactly lined up with one another. Set up your miter saw to the angle you need, and cut them both at once.

I think this will get both angles to be “matched”.

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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