mitre cuts at front hexigon bay windows

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Old 10-01-04, 09:47 AM
Derwood
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mitre cuts at front hexigon bay windows

Hi all
I've completed a laminate flr install and have just to finish the baseboards
at the front window. Now, I have enough to just finish...maybe a cpl extra feet so my mitres have to be good. I am not a finishing carpenter and I am having dificulty determining the degrees at which I cut.
Including the wall to window pcs there will be 6 pcs in total and the window protrudes out...easy if I wasn't using 4 inch routed mdf basebords with a 3/4 inch base.
Any easy way to measure for these cuts???
 
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Old 10-01-04, 12:06 PM
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Measure along the wall, mark the base, then cut out from there to the angle involved. For instance, the measurement is 5 inches. Mark 5 inches on the back edge of the base and cut the angle from there out. The piece will be longer than 5 inches by the amount of the thickness of the base at the angle chosen. The angles involved are 60 degrees, with 150 degree angle out from the wall.

Turn out from the wall 150 degrees, giving you a 75 degree angle on each piece turning from the wall. Each piece along the half of the hexagon would turn 60 degrees, having a 30 degree angle cut for the 60 degree turn.


60_______60
/ \
_______150/ \150___________

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 10-01-04, 12:55 PM
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So from the left outside wall for instance...


________/ <- 150 ???

I did go and by a sliding t bevel...good idea?
 
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Old 10-01-04, 01:16 PM
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Yes. Posting destroyed the format.
 
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Old 10-01-04, 01:45 PM
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Thanks Chris...now is 60 considered normal, giving into consideration bad drywalling etc?
I'll try the 60 cuts and then if needed try te bevel
 
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Old 10-01-04, 06:59 PM
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If you have the adjustable bevel guide, measure the actual angle and divide it between the pieces. Walls are not flat and the angles are not necessarily exact.

It is not easy to get this right the first time.
 
 

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