Mitre Assistance Please

2 May 2007
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United Kingdom
Hi All
I have built a doorframe which has space for some glass at the top. To make this look good i will be installing 2 peices of glass, one on each side.
This will take the form of (from the outside of the frame - an internal door btw)

1. Quadrant
2. Glass
3. Some wood of some description painted white
4. Glass
5. Quadrant

Hopefully this should work out fine, the wood in the middle is to hide the backside of the quadrant that would be seen from the other side.

The problem i am going to have is cutting the quadrant. I am reasonably confident that the angles are all 90 deg but if they are not i can fill will filler etc and paint over. The issue i have is cutting the quadrant with a mitre saw, i hate these things.

Lets assume the angles are 90, how would i cut each peice to make a frame, i know which way the angles should be cut ie which way they should point but i think its the way that the quadrant is held on the mitre that i have a problem with. Should i put the rounded side to the back or the flat side?

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Should i put the rounded side to the back or the flat side?



You need to hold it in the mitre saw as though it were fixed to your work piece ie there are 2 flats on a quadrant, hold one flat on the bed of the mitre box and hold the other flat against the fence
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If it's only quadrant use a tenon saw and sharp chisel if there's anything to clean up.

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