Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Long Island, New York
Beveled miter on door casing
I'm new to the forum (just browsed in the past), and am hoping someone can help me out of the jam I've created.
I am installing door casing and am using a dual bevel compound miter saw. Based upon the passing recommendation of a friend, I decided to try beveling the miter cut on the legs to get a stealthier join. I had the saw set as follows:
Miter Angle: 45 degrees
Bevel: -10 degrees from 90
I set the bevel angle with a magnetic digital angle gauge.
Now, as I attempt to cut the head casing, I cannot match the angles. I have tried the complementary cut at 45 degree miter with +10 degree bevel and the fit isn't close. The finished edge of the head casing is far too "short" to match against the finished/facing edge of the leg.
Normally, I would scrap the materials and start from scratch, but these pieces are built-up, glued, and pre-finished, so I'd hate to lose the time (and money) I already have invested in them. I would be very grateful for any help you can provide. Thanks in advance.