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What miter angle to create a return?


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01-08-06, 04:29 PM   #1  
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What miter angle to create a return?

Hi all! I'm doing a door casing with a complex top molding. So far everything is looking great, the side molding is up and the top molding is fully assembled and almost ready to install.

This top molding has a very nice profile and I would like to make sure I finish the ends off with a beveled return (I think that's what you would call it.) Is this a 45 degree outside corner cut?

I have a compound miter saw, any special angle setting recommendations?

Your help is greatly appreciated!

 
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01-08-06, 05:25 PM   #2  
Posted By: bionicfawn Is this a 45 degree outside corner cut?


Yep sure is


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01-08-06, 06:37 PM   #3  
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Perfect!

Thanks, Marksr! I was worried about running out of trim, experimenting to find out. Your help is greatly appreciated. The molding turned out beautifully!

 
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01-08-06, 07:09 PM   #4  
One word of experienced advice. Cut your returns first, and have them on hand. You don't want to cut a 1/2" return off a 1" board. Fingers don't make good returns. The returns are just opposite cuts of the miter you cut first.

 
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Great advice, Chandler. That is something I will remember on my next set of cuts! Thanks!

 
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01-09-06, 06:28 AM   #6  
Posted By: chandler Fingers don't make good returns. .


Great advise! My grandfather was a carpenter and like most of his era, he had more missing fingers [or parts] than whole ones.


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