On 9/20/2021 8:37 PM, Bryan Simmons wrote:
> Why are miter boxes so short? I have to cut 45 degree angles for the
> baseboards at my son's house. They are 6.5" tall, but even if they were
> only 4 inches, most miter boxes would be too short. My miter *saw*
> would cut 4" ones, but I'm going to have to hand cut them, and to do so
> I had to make my own extra tall miter box. By now the glue is dry. It took
> me a couple of hours to figure it out and build it from wood than I already
> had at home. Here's my crazy contraption.
> It's not done. There's still some hand sawing left to finish it, but then I have
> to cut the baseboards by hand. Those of you who do woodworking might
> find this amusing.
> "If you don’t like tamales, then there must be something wrong with you."
> -- https://iamnm.com/traditional-new-mexico-red-chile-tamales/
I don't do a lot of woodworking, but I have to do some for work in one
of my homes. This is a good topic for rec.woodworking
I've had the same complaint about too-small miter boxes, I can't fathom
why they can't even hold a normal sized piece of baseboard. My solution
was to buy an electric miter saw from my neighbor, used for $30.. if you
check the prices in stores on 12 inch blade miter saws, I think I got a
darn good deal. I did, of course, have to buy a new blade. The plastic
safety shield was broken, so I ripped it the rest of the way off (those
really get in the way).
Pic linked of my saw. Please don't mind the filthy basement. I don't
think the laser guide works, but you can set the angle accurate enough
to do nice 45's or whatever. I would not get a smaller blade miter saw,
considering that you'd be in the same boat of not being able to chop
trim; this time because the blade won't reach.