Mason mitre on worktop by handsaw

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  1. cardiy

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    How easy is it to cut a masons mitre on a worktop by handsaw,what size handsaw how many teeth and how to set up the joint thanks.
     
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    use a router and jig,
     
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    its very easy if
    you have a perfect arc when cutting
    are able to cut 100% strait
    and can do it without chipping

    there is possiby 3 or 4 people in the world that could make a living cutting by hand :D :D

    and i definatly aint one ;)
     
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    :LOL: i can,

    only thing is i do not do the arc, i do a straight mitre using my combination square,normall 22"handsaw,poly glue,biscuits and colorfill jobs a gooden. :D
     
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    wheres the other2 then:cool:
     
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    Gregers how much do you measure in, do you get much chipping of the laminate,has the saw got lots ot teeth per inch thankyou.
     
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    i normally do it at 20mm in,make sure its a new/fairly new saw.just a normal blue handled one.
     
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    forget it cardiy its a near impossible task for an amature
    both surface must be 100% strait and square otherwisise you will get gaps and/or the worktop will rise when you tighten the bolts

    i dont think greggers ment masons mitres because that tripples the difficulty

    you need to cut 2 parralel cuts that havent deviated and stop then cut 2 x45 degree angles and they all match up exactly :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    suggest you practice on 18mm mdf or old worktops first
     
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    As a professional carpenter and kitchen fitter i'd say dont even go there.
     
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    So are you saying even yourself would not be able to do it by hand saw?
     
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    right ive just loaded up 2 piccys of my worktop,i hope there is enough detail to give you a good idea of what can be achieved by using a hand saw,biscuits,poly glue,colorfil and maybe a block plane.

    this was done approx 6 years ago and its 30mm worktop.

    let me know what you think of the pics,if there crud ill try and upload from my digi camara rather then my c.rappy phone.
     
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    brilliant job a real skill ;)

    i as a bench joiner would'nt even attempt a hand cut but then i do have lovley hitachi router lol :D :D
     
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    like anything the more you do the better(hopefully)you become,personally as i do not have a jig,as said i do these by hand.
    ive been offered the loan of various jigs,and to be honest they scare the pants off of me,coz i aint got a scooby on how to use them,

    IS IT STRANGE HOW THE MIND WORKS ;)

    im assuming the pics are ok then?
     
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    they are a bit misty but i do fully believe you and asking for clearer pictures would be disrespecting your word [that i fully trust ;) ]
     
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    Where are the pics?
     

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