3 way miter


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Old 05-20-22, 12:39 PM
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3 way miter


I just finished remodeling my bathroom. All that is left is that corner in the photo. It needs a piece of 1/4 round from the ceiling down, a piece on the left side of the vanity by the wall to the corner and a piece on the back side to the corner. You can see the piece I am using in the photos.

I have watched videos and looked at photos and cut some pieces but canít get it right.

any videos, photos, wording to help me understand how to cut these pieces is greatly appreciated.

my wife is yelling at me to get it finished. 😱
thanks.
 
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Old 05-20-22, 12:56 PM
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Does this help? Each piece gets two 45's on it, but each of the 45's need to be split exactly down the middle of each piece.
 
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Old 05-20-22, 01:52 PM
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The second photo is perfect. I have been cutting this stupid thing since you sent it and I cannot get the center straight. I canít get the angles perfectly aligned on the center and itís driving me mad.

what am I doing wrong??
 
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Old 05-20-22, 01:56 PM
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Tell me about your saw. Is it a compound miter saw? If so, check your bevel. The saw might not be set at 0 and might not be making a plumb cut when you have the miter set at a 45.

You should be holding the piece against the left side of the fence, and cutting a 45 L miter. Then flip the piece to the right side of the fence, flip it end for end, and cut a 45 R miter on it.

Since the resulting "peak" where those 2 cuts meet is not straight down the middle, I can only guess that the saw isn't plumb. Or your fence isn't straight. Or you aren't holding the pieces tight to the fence as you cut.

Edit: oh, I see you are cutting by hand. Well that's the problem.
 

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Old 05-20-22, 02:18 PM
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Figured it out. It turns out my miter box has 1 45 and one 22.5. So I could never get them to meet correctly. Duh. Thanks
 
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Old 05-20-22, 02:23 PM
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Hmm, good you figured that out.
 
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I have to thank you again your picture is what straightened me out. OMG without your help I would still be cutting wrong angles on that stupid corner. God Bless brother.
 
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Old 05-20-22, 05:01 PM
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Haha, well glad to help!
 
 

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