can not get the angles rite for cornice in kitchen


Postby wayneashaw » Wed May 07, 2008 9:30 pm

hi can anyone help iv fitted my kitchen fine infact it was quite simple when i look back well apart from i can not get cornice on top off my wall units to go on.i just carn't get the angles rite at all.is ther any tips out there? :evil:
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu May 08, 2008 9:02 am

always use a compound mitre saw for precission cuttting
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Postby stevenc1603 » Thu May 08, 2008 2:46 pm

Have you measured the angles accurately or are you just guessing that they are 90 degs? If you haven't measured them, there's a chance they will not be perfect right angles so your mitres will never meet properly.

Also you need to use a good mitre saw. The cheapo nasties aren't worth it as they don't cut properly at all.
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Postby archtext » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:14 am

[quote="wayneashaw"]hi can anyone help iv fitted my kitchen fine infact it was quite simple when i look back well apart from i can not get cornice on top off my wall units to go on.i just carn't get the angles rite at all.is ther any tips out there? :evil:[/quote]
I have learned of 2 ways to get close to a good joint here.
Take your time and measure the angles using either an angle finder tool or by using your adjustable try square and drawing this on to paper and then measuring using either protractor or adjustable set quare used by draftsmen (pre-computer)
With your angle set on your saw, do not cut your cornice yet.
Make your cuts in scraps of 50x 50 or similar, then adust the saw cut angle of your mitre saw until the cut is perfect.
Then, once you are happy with the scraps/ test pieces cut scrap cornice,
then go for the real cornice.
Patience is also a useful ally here.Hope this is not too late.
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Postby thedoctor » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:32 am

See our projects section and look for angles used in carpentry.

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects.htm
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