How to Cut a Difficult Miter Angle without Math

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to the first “Tip of the Week.” I intend to post weekly simple tips and tricks that make working around home décor more efficient and less painful! Let’s be honest, DIY projects come with all sorts of hiccups and learning moments. These are some of my favorite nuggets of knowledge I’ve learned along the way, and I’m happy to share! Hopefully, they’ll save you time, a little stress and help make your life a little easier.

This weeks post is on how to miter cut a difficult angle. Ok, hands raised for those who STRUGGLE with math? {Oh, oh, oh…ME!} So, woodworking and DIY projects tend to be challenging for many reasons but specifically because numbers just don’t always add up. {See what I did there?}

So while laying down the finishing quarter round to my floors, I had a few angles that had me perplexed. I watched YouTube video after video. This little tip was a LIFE SAVER! Literally, if I could have reached through the computer and kissed this cute, bearded, older man and thank him… you get it…

So, are you ready for the elaborate trick? Take two pieces of paper and tape them together in the awkward angle. Take a peek at the photo below to get a better idea of what I mean.

Now, fold that piece of paper in half. You with me? Now get ready to be mind blown… Take the edge of the paper and align the blade on the saw to match. Viola! There’s your first cut. To find the other angle, flip the paper over and flip the blade to the other side. Seriously, it’s that easy! {Pooooof, blown!}

It really is that easy. I’ve used this for quarter round, framing difficult pieces and making trim for projects. It takes the math out and you get the precise cut.

Hope you guys consider this as much of a helpful tip as I did. So put that little nugget in your back pocket for a rainy day.

Side note: anyone else addicted to NBC’s new show “Rise?” We can’t get enough!

 

 

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