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Old 09-23-2012, 10:32 PM   #6856
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Most of us don't like having to measure for the upper casing around doors, so here's an easy way to do it without your tape measure.

When you have the two side pieces on, turn the top piece upside down and sit it on top of the side pieces.

Simply put a pencil mark at each side where it sits on top and make your 45 cuts.

Now, doing it this way will usually make the top piece about 1/16" too long, which is fine, you don't want it too short.

So, when you have checked your first cut, see if it is perfect or if it needs a trifle cut off. Fix that on your miter saw and you're done.
The way I use to do it is cut the header piece 1 inch too long with 45s on both ends. I would check the cut each side and the one that was off a little I would lock the saw to that angle, make the cut, check it and if it was good I would mark it like you do then tap the piece in place, a 1/32 each side won't be seen.

Keith will a diamond saw cut tempered and untempered glass?
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What a treat to be able to have a pair of wetsaws set up, one for square cutting and the other for making the end cuts at 45.
WOW! At first I thought I was seeing things when I saw that photo of the saws. I have the identical set up that I use routinely. I use four saws all together that includes those two and another 10" similar to the one shown on the left and also a bridge saw for cutting large format tiles. Having more than one straight-cut saw set up is helpful when a helper is working so I don't have to stand in line to use a saw.

The small tilt saw won't cut a 22-1/2 without cutting into the table but the bridge saw will do anything I ask it to except feed the dogs and wash the dishes.
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Keith will a diamond saw cut tempered and untempered glass?
Jim, I'm not aware of anything that will cut tempered glass unless the glass in underwater.

Years ago, my old man used to work for a big glass company in Vancouver. They did the glass work on the Planetarium - which is still there and very popular I might add.

Apparently, they had a fellow there who was able to cut tempered glass as long as it was underwater. Now, I never witnessed this feat, but the old man was not one for exaggerating about such things.

So, in my opinion the diamond saw will not cut tempered glass without it shattering, although I have never tried it. But it will cut untempered glass, as witnessed by the fact that I successfully cut all the sandblasted glass that we have in the 13 windows in the living room, and the glass divider wall at the top of the stairs. There are pics of these way back in the thread somewhere.
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WOW! At first I thought I was seeing things when I saw that photo of the saws. I have the identical set up that I use routinely. I use four saws all together that includes those two and another 10" similar to the one shown on the left and also a bridge saw for cutting large format tiles. Having more than one straight-cut saw set up is helpful when a helper is working so I don't have to stand in line to use a saw.

The small tilt saw won't cut a 22-1/2 without cutting into the table but the bridge saw will do anything I ask it to except feed the dogs and wash the dishes.
How about that. I too have a bridge saw, which I got to cut the sandblasted glass.

I suppose yours must be one of those cheapie bridge saws. Mind feeds the dog (when she was alive that is), does the dishes - but not terribly well, feeds the birds, weeds the garden and does a so-so job of mowing the grass.

Almost forgot, it cuts tile!
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Jim, I'm not aware of anything that will cut tempered glass unless the glass in underwater.

Years ago, my old man used to work for a big glass company in Vancouver. They did the glass work on the Planetarium - which is still there and very popular I might add.

Apparently, they had a fellow there who was able to cut tempered glass as long as it was underwater. Now, I never witnessed this feat, but the old man was not one for exaggerating about such things.

So, in my opinion the diamond saw will not cut tempered glass without it shattering, although I have never tried it. But it will cut untempered glass, as witnessed by the fact that I successfully cut all the sandblasted glass that we have in the 13 windows in the living room, and the glass divider wall at the top of the stairs. There are pics of these way back in the thread somewhere.
I well remember you cutting the glass with your wet saw, I just couldn't remember if it was tempered or not. I am almost sure the glass I have isn't tempered as it has a small chip on the edge of it. I use it to sharpen my planer blades and my carving knives. The problem is it is just too long for easy handling.
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I well remember you cutting the glass with your wet saw, I just couldn't remember if it was tempered or not. I am almost sure the glass I have isn't tempered as it has a small chip on the edge of it. I use it to sharpen my planer blades and my carving knives. The problem is it is just too long for easy handling.
If it has a chip, it isn't tempered. You can cut it with an ordinary glass cutter.
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I seem to be having trouble attaching a pic...the "Manage Attachments" is missing. Anyone else experiencing this?
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It is still there for me. If you still can't post your pictures send them to me and I will post them for you.
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Yesterday I removed all the very old and very rotten transom wood in the dinghy.

Then cut and fitted a couple of pieces of 1/4" Virola as a replacement.

Then it started to rain! Not enough to do any good, just enough to halt the proceedings...ugh!

Jim, thanks for the offer of help - I see my Manage Attachments is back this morning. Maybe it was just out to lunch.
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Can anyone tell me what kind of flower this is? Seems like an odd time of year for something like this to come into bloom. Thanks.
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Sitting having lunch yesterday afternoon, and these two dragonflies were engaged in...well...you can figure it out for yourself...
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Just for fun you could start a contest to name the two dragonflies based on their activity in the photo. The winner actually doesn't win anything so the contest wouldn't cost anything.

I'll go first!

In this country, I would name one of them Romney and the other Obama, it really doesn't matter which is which at this point.

Now in Canada...Harry and Kate come to mind. Did you use a telephoto lens?
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Can anyone tell me what kind of flower this is? Seems like an odd time of year for something like this to come into bloom. Thanks.
I don't have a clue what the flowers are called but they sure are beautiful. There is a kind of flower that pops up here, no leaves or anything, just a stem and flower out of the wild blue and you never know where they will pop up. Strange things, but pretty.
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Just for fun you could start a contest to name the two dragonflies based on their activity in the photo. The winner actually doesn't win anything so the contest wouldn't cost anything.

I'll go first!

In this country, I would name one of them Romney and the other Obama, it really doesn't matter which is which at this point.

Now in Canada...Harry and Kate come to mind. Did you use a telephoto lens?
Bud, that's just what I needed this morning...A GOOD LAUGH!

No telephoto lens, they were "playing" on the tarp which covers Jim's table. I was able to get within about 2 feet of them before they flew away - still attached to each other!
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I don't have a clue what the flowers are called but they sure are beautiful. There is a kind of flower that pops up here, no leaves or anything, just a stem and flower out of the wild blue and you never know where they will pop up. Strange things, but pretty.
I don't remember seeing these before Jim. There's another small clump over by the camellia's, but they are just about done already.
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