picture frame with molding
I have been struggling with this problem for weeks and I am just about ready to give up. but Maybe someone can tell me what I am doing wrong. I have a picture frame that measures 40 by 42 inches. I wanted to reduce the frame size by 2 inches both in height and width. After I removed all the fasteners, I cut new 45 at each end. Cuts were made from the molding side. The long points measure 38 and 40 inches, respectively. I am using a Makita compound miter saw LS_1013. when I start rebuilding the frame the 45 angle corners do not line up correctly. I rechecked settings on saw and the angle of each cut. They're all at 45 degrees. Is there any explanation as to why I can't get a better fit on the 45 degree angles to make a good corner haven't closed a picture of the material that I'm using. Thanks for any suggestions.