Wrap Molding around bottom of Knee wall on stairwell


Old 12-08-09, 09:36 AM
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Wrap Molding around bottom of Knee wall on stairwell

I have a knee wall that was put in as a handrail for my basement steps in lieu of a typicaly balliser (sp?) system. The knee wall is capped with a 1x7 board. I want to put a casing molding under the cap. The wall angle is 50 degrees. I am having lots of trouble with the compound miter cut where each side of the molding meets at the bottom of the stairs.

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Old 12-08-09, 10:47 AM
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Anytime you are bisecting angles, you can't do it inequally. In other words, figure the total angle ac. To deterimine ab and bc, divide ac exactly in half and that is how you will have to do it. You can't, say, cut one at 90 degrees and the other one at 30 degrees if you had a 120 degree angle. Clear as mud, I know, but let us know if it helped or not.
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On your mitre saw for the moulding going down each side make the compound cut at the bottom of the stairs by laying the moulding flat on the saw table. Swivel your table to 50 deg. and tilt your blade to 45 deg. Test the cut on a piece of scrap before cutting the good stuff.

Good luck with your project.

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