Skirting mitres out…

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  1. RushupEdge

    RushupEdge

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    Hi, just in the process of fitting some new skirting board to my Victorian terraced property.

    The walls are slightly out (as to be expected!), and I’ve had to fix new battens below the plaster line to attach the skirting to.

    I’m having an issue with joining the skirting at one end with a scribe cut.

    I’ve done a bevel cut at 45 degrees, and then traced the pattern. The moulding fits (almost) perfectly, but the straight bit doesn’t match up.

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    I think it’s where the bit of skirting I’m attaching to is slightly sloped backwards… Instead of a 45 degree cut, should I be finding the angle of the fixed piece and doing a compound cut on the bit I’m now fixing? Is there another way to fix this? It’s driving me a little crazy.

    I’ve tried removing the already fixed bit and packing just the bottom out to tilt it forward, but this is also affecting the top of the skirting and making it so the gap between the skirting and wall is huge!

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

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  3. Notch7

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    thats because you set the mitre saw to 90 deg and 45 deg

    you need to set it to say 89 deg and 45 deg
     
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    as wood is in short supply at mo, i would probably fill that with flexible filler, once painted no one will ever know
     
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    It's easier to scribe the mitre and cut with a coping saw
     
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    Perfect, thought this might be it! going to give this a go once I pick up a bevel!

    luckily ordered a bit of overage so going to give it another go - but failing getting it closer, will do!
     
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    butt the skirting to the fixed skirting, get your rule and scribe the angle of the fixed skirting to the one you need fitted, then do your 45 over the moulding
     
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