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How to chamfer inside edge of architrave in situ

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by kingofthehill, 6 Aug 2019.

  1. kingofthehill

    kingofthehill

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    Hi

    Per title, I need to bevel the inside edge of some architrave on some internal doors (long story but I need extra clearance for the door catch to swing past the architrave immediately in front of the catch plate).

    I'd prefer a low dust method, architrave material is MDF. It is 25mm thick and I'd prefer not to remove to carry out the work as this may destroy it; I ordered via the internet and want to avoid having to reorder.

    I don't think I am skilled enough to get a nice consistent 45 degree bevel by eyeballing it with a block plane and/or chisel. Could somebody please recommend a basic method that I could use? I have looked at chamfer planes but these are either bulky or suitable but very expensive.

    Any tips gratefully received. Thank you.
     
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    Picture?
     
  3. kingofthehill

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    Hi

    It's rectangular cross section square edged (no moulding profile) MDF architrave. 25mm x 75mm, nailed to the door frame in the usual manner.

    I will take a pic when I get home from work.
     
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  5. Ian H

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    Stanley knife? Do 2 vertical cuts then whittle out the middle bit.
     
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