Compound Miter the bevel and miter answer book, contains all the answers needed for cutting compound miters and crown moldings. Designed with easy to read charts calculating the cuts using the formula inside corner angle or outside corner angle with spring angle equals miter and bevel angles. Questions throughout cutting a compound miter and crown molding are basically what to set the saw's miter angle and bevel angle at. Each of the 360° inside and outside corner angles, in increments of 1°, are divided into spring angles from 1° thru 90° also in 1° increments. That's 32,400 miter answers with 32,400 bevel answers for any corner in question throughout cutting compound miters and crown moldings. Besides the answers to cutting inside and outside corners as compound miters or crown moldings, the book also answers questions in the other areas concerning theses cuts. There's easy to read charts for unknown corner angles containing the answers to all 360° of the inside and outside corners in increments of 1°, using the method of measuring. There's also easy to read charts for unknown spring angles containing the answers in increments of 1/4", from 1/4" thru 14" rise and 1/4" thru 14" run, using the method of measuring. That's 3,136 answers to any spring angle using material or crown molding up to 19 3/4" wide. Inch conversion charts changing any decimal of an inch to fractions, centimeters, and millimeters in increments hundreds of an inch. Working charts for either a single bevel or a double bevel miter saw are also included. Each of these working charts have 6 steps. These steps range from which direction to place the material on the saw, which direction to turn the saw's bevel meter, to which piece of the material to save for the installation. Complete, all answers to cutting compound miters and crown moldings.
Throughout my career as a master craftsman within the field of carpentry, I’ve seen time and time again craftsmen having some difficulties figuring out the bevel and miter saw settings to a compound miter cut. Basically each of these times the corners angles were not at a common true ninety degree angle, and or the spring angle required was outside the 52°/38° and 45°/45° standard setting known for crown moldings. I took it upon myself to research all areas to see what was available for craftsman throughout this valuable time costing situation. (books, articles, tools, internet, etc.) Personally I’ve been mathematically blessed, inclined to use either written formulas or series of calculators to come up with the bevel and miter answers needed per cut. For those who want something else besides the formulas, I could not believe what was out there in the market place for that craftsman. The idea of Compound Miter the bevel and miter answer book started with my desire to place within the hands of any craftsman in the field of woodworking wanting all the answers needed to accomplish every compound miter cut. Based upon three hundred and sixty inside and outside corner angles in increments of one degree (the complete 360°), each of these corner angles are categorized within ninety spring angles also in increments of one degree. (the complete 90°) Taking into consideration every need for cutting compound miters the book is complete with all the answers. The basic formula throughout the book is inside corner or outside corner with spring angle equals the miter and bevel angle settings. (I.C. or O.C. w/ S.A = B.A and M.A.) Easy to read, chart formats throughout, the book places per each page an inside corner angle and the opposite outside corner angle within three hundred and sixty degrees. Then the page is broken into nine rows of three with ten columns per each row. Each of these column contain a spring angle, with the answer to the bevel and miter saw settings below. The simplicity of this book is to look up the corner angle in degrees needed, search the numerical ordered columns to find the spring angle being used, and look at the bevel and miter saw settings below. All pages throughout Compound Miter the bevel and miter answer book have Quick Tabs for locating either inside or outside corners, fractions, and roof pitches by page flipping besides the table of content. Along with the answers to bevel and miter saw settings, the book also contains chapters to find any input value needed throughout using the formula also in easy to read formatted charts. That’s all the answers to finding any corner angle or spring angle using the method of measuring. Continuing through the book there’s material working charts for either a single bevel miter saw or a double bevel miter saw. Yet at the same time the book wasn’t designed around a specific piece of equipment such as a compound miter saw, it is designed around any piece of equipment that would accomplish the bevel and miter angles needed to complete any compound miter cut. Each of the material working charts are in six easy steps from handling the material, setting the direction of the bevel and miter angles, to making the cut, and which piece to save. These material working charts are also divided into two categories, first category is cutting crown moldings, the second category is cutting compound miters. The difference between the two categories is ability to identify the top or bottom of the material. If a craftsman needs to keep tract of the top or bottom, marking the edges of the material, (such as flat stock) the material is placed into the category cutting compound miters. When a compound miter saw is being used, instead of placing the top or bottom edge against the fence, the rise / diagonal or run / diagonal edges are placed against the fence instead. This allows the craftsman to use any style of material for compound miter cuts, opening a whole new area of projects and ideas that can be completed with ease. Remember this book wasn’t designed around cutting crown moldings as compound miters, it was designed around cutting any material as a compound miters. (flat stocks, materials with identical reveal on both edges, multiple spring angles positions during installation, etc.) Through the finding bevel and miter pages there is also strikethroughs in some of the bevel and miter answers. Their placed within the answers according to the maximum angles a compound miter saw can turn (based on 45° miter or 45° bevel) This is a quick reference on which cuts can be made on a compound miter saw and which cuts would need a different piece of equipment such as a table saw with the material vertical. Thus allowing the craftsman to make a decision on how or could they accomplish the compound miter cut prior to starting the project with the equipment on hand. Staying on the subject of other materials, the book also contains a chapter for finding the spring angles to square-cut rafters for the cutting and installation of fascia boards. (containing all roof pitches from ¼”on 12” through 28”on 12”in increments of ¼”) Knowing these spring angles per roof pitch with inside or outside roof angles equals bevel and miter settings for easy, no waste, fascia board installation. I’ve been asked while designing this book, when would you ever need the answers to a three degree inside corner with a eighty seven degree spring angle, or any other angles out of the norm? Chances would be slim to none, yet when needed the answers are there. The goal throughout writing this book was any corner angle with any spring angle is the answers needed to accomplish any compound miter cut and I stuck with my goal all the way through. I’ve also found in throughout my research the standard 52°/38° and 45°/45° spring angles for crown molding is the basics of what’s being used on compound miter saws today, besides using the equipment as a chop saw as well. This book will expand the craftsman’s usage of the compound miter saw and other cutting equipment, as the answers to any compound miter cut are there for the craftsman’s use for a wider variety of ideas throughout working of material and installations.
In the construction field for most of my career, I've always been in the finishes of all types of contructional projects. Most of my works were in the fields of trim carpentry and remodeling, but considered a craftsman of all trades of construction. Some of my specialties ranged from spiral stairs, multiple piece moldings, cabinet building, to architectural concrete and wood works. Today I'm a self taught draftsman drawing house plans in the $250,000 to $750,000 area. All of this through my experience of works, positive work attitude, and by the many blessings of God.