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post #1 of 6 Old 08-08-2020, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy arm chair rail for a bar top

HELP!!!!! I'm trying to make our son a bar and he wants the real nice bar rail that's about 8" wide. I cannot get the miters tight at the corners, there is always a gap; can anyone help me solve this problem?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-08-2020, 11:26 AM
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welcome to the forum, Dave !!
photos will help us help you.
and more information as to what tools you are using
to cut the miters. (photos of the cutting station too, if you can).

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This kinda bar rail?
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#1 what are you using to cut it?
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-08-2020, 01:41 PM
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Using a miter saw?

Both of the pieces must be laid flat or as they would be on the bar top for the miters to fit exactly. Make a stepped jig to support them and cut right through it with the miter saw.


The next issues is getting the exact angle on both both piece, 45 degrees. I would use a 45 degree draftsman's triangle to set the blade angle to the fence OR a digital angle gauge. Even a 1/2 degree off over an 8" length will show. I made a small bar for a friend years ago and had the same condition, but it was just on one corner. If you have both and inside and an outside miter it will be 4 X more difficult.
Work with the shortest pieces first fitting them to the longer ones.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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He'll need a slider to cut this...
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