Create Your Perfect Miters Every Time

In woodworking especially with miters, a clean and neat look as a final result is a must. The grain wraps at every corner must come in a smooth look and the exposed end grain has to be decreased as much as possible. However, it is not an easy task to do. If you still have no idea how to work with your wood material, go check the following guidance.

  • How to Work with The Angle

Bad miter joints can be a result of poor work in meeting the correct angles. Even a tiny degree of error can lead to unwanted gaps at the toe and or the heel of the joint when it’s assembled. For-sided mitered forms have to be cut at exactly 45o. If it happens to be cut at 45.2o, for example, a significant 1.6-degree error is inevitable to happen. As a result, the gaps appear here and there.

Therefore, angle verification is needed before you decide to do the cutting. What you need to do is examine the bevel. Make sure you are making the cuts perpendicular so you won’t create a problem later.


  • How to Work with the Length

Working with the angle precisely will not automatically perfect your work. You still need to consider how you work with length in miter joints. It is just as important as the angle. If parts have different sizes, you cannot expect a perfect fit of joints, although your cutting angle is perfect.

Luckily, this is an easy task to carry out. Collaborate with your stop blocks to help you find the repeatable and precise positioning of material. If you are working with a square frame, for example, you only need to set one stop block, while for a rectangular frame, you need to prepare two.


  • How to Work with Your Cut

It is impossible to expect the result of perfect joints from uneven cuts. That’s why perfectly cut parts are required. How to perfectly cut then? Easy. Set up your miter and table saws well and complement them with a good-quality blade. If after all those things you still make not straight cut, you can clean the resulting surface up with a tool like a disc sander or a trimmer.

Creating a perfect miter is no longer difficult if you know what things you need to work at. Simply keep checking and verifying the angles and the length, and finally setting up your saws well can make a very significant result every time.

Also, check this video on how to get the perfect miters

Danny K
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