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Old 07-27-2016, 02:15 PM   #16
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Many of your very short miters seem to be around your posts and should be the same length. Set a stop on your miter saw and use a push stick to hold the short pieces.

Added: Forgot to mention clamp your long piece so it doesn't move.

That was my thinking too, except there are some small variations due to the way the wood has naturally twisted slightly.
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That was my thinking too, except there are some small variations due to the way the wood has naturally twisted slightly.
Would be easiest to make one miter on a long piece, put it where it goes. and mark the short point. Do you have a table saw? Can mark the short length, use a zero clearance miter sled and line it up to the kerf.

You can calculate the length by the multiplying the number of outside corners by the trim thickness and adding the length you want to cover. For instance your trim is 1/2" thick and you want to wrap a 3" face, with two outside corners.
2*1/2"+3"=4" long point to long point

Can also secure your belt sander, cut your pieces 1/16" to 1/32" proud and sand to fit.
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What you're attempting to do is to wrap trim around the outside and inside corner. The inside corner is the long point of the miter and can be measured as if it were a square cut. The outside Corner is the short point on the miter, to avoid attempting to calculate what the distance is for the miter cut you can simply hold up a piece of trim and measure from the inside corner to the outside of the trim.
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Would be easiest to make one miter on a long piece, put it where it goes. and mark the short point. Do you have a table saw? Can mark the short length, use a zero clearance miter sled and line it up to the kerf.

You can calculate the length by the multiplying the number of outside corners by the trim thickness and adding the length you want to cover. For instance your trim is 1/2" thick and you want to wrap a 3" face, with two outside corners.
2*1/2"+3"=4" long point to long point

Can also secure your belt sander, cut your pieces 1/16" to 1/32" proud and sand to fit.
I do not own a table saw, but I really wish I had one, as soon as I get a chance I'm going to buy one.
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