Compound Miter The Bevel and Miter Answer Book
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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 corner’s 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 wanted something else for all the cuts outside crown moldings, 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 columns contains a spring angles, 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 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, and 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 1/4”on 12” through 28”on 12”in increments of 1/4”) 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.
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Compound Miter the bevel and miter answer book is a complete reference book to accomplish any compound miter connection. Inside the book is a complete set of tables matching any known Inside Corner Angle and or Outside Corner Angle with any Spring Angle (the material's angle) answering any Miter Angle and Bevel Angle in question. Should any Inside Corner, Outside Corner and or Spring Angle be unknown, the book contains a complete set of tables to answer any existing or new construction's Inside Corner's and or Outside Corner's Angle along with the desired Spring Angle in question through simple measurements.
Crown Molding or Compound Miter ?
All crown molding corner cuts are compound miters, however not all compound miter cuts are crown moldings. (see figures # 2 thru # 5) Materials cut as compound miters are placed into two categories. The first category is titled crown molding while the second category is titled compound miter. The ability to visually locate the top and bottom edges of any material is basically the difference between the two. Not all, but most crown moldings do reveal this top and bottom edge.
When top or bottom edge can not be found by looking at a material's profile, having to be keep track of a material's top and bottom edges is what makes the material fall into the second category of compound miter.
Working charts for crown moldings are located on pages 6 thru 9. Each of these charts are divided into three categories. The first category establishes which design of a compound miter saw is being used. (single bevel or double bevel) The second category is to determine which type of corner is being cut. (inside or outside corner) The third category confirms which side of the corner. (left side or right side)
Within these charts for cutting crown molding: Step # 1 is identifying top or bottom of the molding. Step # 2 is always working the molding face side up. Step # 3 is placing either the top edge or bottom edge of the molding against the fence. Step # 4 is setting the saw's miter angle. Step # 5 is setting the saw's bevel angle. And Step # 6 is which piece of crown molding to save.
Working charts for compound miters are located on pages 10 thru 13. Each of these charts are divided into three categories. The first category establishes which design of a compound miter saw is being used. (single bevel or double bevel) The second category is to determine which type of corner is being cut. (inside or outside corner) The third category confirms which side of the corner. (left side or right side)
Within these charts for cutting a compound miter: Step # 1 is identifying the top or bottom of the material. Step # 2 is always working the material face side up. Step # 3 is placing either the rise & diagonal edge or the run & diagonal edge of the material against the fence. Step # 4 is setting the saw's miter angle. Step # 5 is setting the saw's bevel angle. And step # 6 is which piece of material to save.
Keeping track of top or bottom of the material being used throughout a compound miter cut is to simply mark and call the edges. The material is called the diagonal. (point a to point c) The bottom of the material to the 90°point is called rise. (point c to point b) The top of the material to the 90°point is called run. (point a to point b) (see figure # 1) In step # 3 on pages 10 thru 13, rise & diagonal edge is the bottom of the material and run & diagonal edge is the top of the material. Note that rise is identified by the positioning of the material from the bottom edge to the top edge, not a vertical level line. (see figure # 10) page 4
In figure # 2 this crown molding, identical on both edges, has no visually reveal to detect the difference between top or bottom.
In figure # 3 plywood is being used as the material. Besides the angles on the back side of the material, it is also flipped according to the location of the spring angle.
In figure # 4 a flat stock with radius edges is being used as the material, adjustable to any spring angle, when a set spring angle is found, keeping tract of top and bottom is required.
In figure # 5 this crown has been flipped over as in run below rise. Viewing this, the top of this crown molding is below the rise, top is bottom, left side is right side, and right side is left side. As a compound miter cut bottom edge is still bottom edge. Few examples of how some crown moldings and other materials used fall into the category of a compound miter cut instead of a crown molding cut. page 5
As a craftsman, I've been hands-on in almost every field within residential, commercial, and industrial projects throughout most of my life. Mostly I started out as a craftsman and or master craftsman while hiring-out to any of constructional firm, yet through my past experiences, positive work attitude, passion toward a job well done, and the blessings that He has given my life, has always lead me to higher positions such as lead personnel, foreman, and or supervisor of the constructional projects. Whether a project was within the residential, commercial, and or industrial part of the industry, new constructions and or remodeling, most of my works was based within the fields of carpentry along with the fields of electrical, plumbing and mechanical as needed. I’ve always seen myself as, and those I performed works for have seen me as, a master craftsman carpenter as well as a craftsman of all trades. Examples of my woodworking specialties have ranged from; multiple and singular piece moldings, curved, spiral and straight stairs, custom built jobsite cabinets and furniture, mantels, shadow boxing and wall units, door window and skylight installation, entertainment and computer centers, centers, framing new construction and or remodeling tie-ins, exterior trims sidings decks and enclosures, architectural concrete forms and form carpentry. Progressing further into my career, I decided to go on as an individual residential new and or remodeling contractor under the name of; Woodworking’s by Eddie. This experience has brought me to a new where I am this day, a self-taught draftsman of residential construction as the owner and draftsman of Drafting Services by Eddie as well as the Author of Compound Miter the bevel and miter answer book.
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