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Old 10-08-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Can somebody please tell me the correct way to find this angle? I've been trying to wing it but its NOT working and the supply is running short.

What I'm trying to do is run molding down the steps and then have it turn into the stringer. I did it once don't know how and it was months ago, so whatever I did I forgot.

I've posted two pics 1 of what I did and the other of where I'm stuck.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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Didn't we give you the correct advice last week on Contractor Talk?

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looks like you are done
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they angle can be anything as long as they are the same. The stair angle is probably gonna be a 35 or 32 or something like that
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i got ripped for askin on CT so i came over here. not that i care but if thats the response im gonna get i'll jus go elsewhere. Im an electrician with some knowledge of other trades just from seeing it done but im stuck on this one
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looks like you are done
that's the pic of the first landing, im tryna duplicate on the second landing
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they angle can be anything as long as they are the same. The stair angle is probably gonna be a 35 or 32 or something like that
the angle of the steps...do i have to take that into consideration when makin my cuts
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take your speed square and place it on the existing trim and you can get the angle. There are 2 angles there on on the skirtboad of the stairs and one that goes against the exithing trim. They both look the same. If you don't have a speed square, take your tape measure and measure all three sides of the triangle and don;t worry about what the angle is.
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To find that angle I’d simply hold a piece of scrap down on the skirt running past the end of the wall and scribe that angle.

If that scribed angle happened to be 38 degrees then angle of the two pieces of trim would be 19 degrees each, half of the scribed angle.
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take your speed square and place it on the existing trim and you can get the angle. There are 2 angles there on on the skirtboad of the stairs and one that goes against the exithing trim. They both look the same. If you don't have a speed square, take your tape measure and measure all three sides of the triangle and don;t worry about what the angle is.
This is totally the wrong way to do this. This is finish work. Close is not good enough. If you let each piece run wild over each other, you can mark where the intersection is. Mark it at top and bottom, connect the dots, line up the angle of your miter box and voila!

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