Re: Creating custom sized picture frames from unpainted moulding
Good points all, thanks.
I'm a little unclear regarding your comment on square. The problem I had when I first started cutting frames was that my saw blade would not go straight down and make a clean 90 degree cut to the base of the moulding, as it was cutting a 45 degree angle. What that meant during assembly of the frame was that the frame would touch at the bottom, but there would be a big gap at the top (front face of frame), which I'd have to fill with putty.
I learned to be more precise as I brought the miter saw down into the wood. Then, I'd check each cut with that square, to see if the saw had come down cleanly all the way through the moulding. If you go to fast, or too slow, or the blade is dull, or don't hold the wood firmly while the saw is cutting it, you can get a 'sloppy cut', one that isn't square (90 degrees) to the bed of the saw. Sorry if I explained that badly. I'm not a wood worker or a carpenter.
Last edited by markhwebster : 05-23-2019 at 07:11 PM.
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