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Old 06-02-2014, 08:15 PM   #21
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Already put the stringers in just didn't have em in yet when I took the pic. Thanks though.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:18 PM   #22
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Re: How Do I Correctly And Quickly Find These Angles?


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I knew how to get it close and then adjust the miter saw to get it exact. I just want to know how to get it on the first try and the boards fit tight all the way down the miter
This will very rarely happen. Even if the first one ends up tight, there are many factors that can make each board a bit different. An accurate miter saw is very important too. Depending on the material, variances in size will also be a factor. Keeping them tight needs to be addressed also.
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Do all of the existing stringers come out the same distance from the rim joist?
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Yes.
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Your entitled to a bad day . Do a search on google . Anglefinder
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Go to a teacher supply store and get a big giant protractor. Or.. better yet align the base of your saw with one edge and then rotate your saw to line up with the opposing edge. You'll have a perfect angle every time.
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Eaglei that means a lot it's been a really bad week. Had 3 tools break n all other kinds of crap.
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It may seem like a bad day or week but in the end its a good experience that will make you a better Carpenter. I only got where I am because of the mistakes I made...
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I hope Your not leaving those cut ends and grooved end exposed. They are overhanging so i would assume you are...
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Got to cut the grooved end then I'm going to take a router to it to give it a tiny curve. Is there something I can put over it?
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Got to cut the grooved end then I'm going to take a router to it to give it a tiny curve. Is there something I can put over it?
That "curve" is called a round over edge.
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Use some scrap. Start with a reasonable angle and tweak it from there. Thats full proof and leaves you with a template.
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Get it close and then dial it in. The old measure twice cut three times.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:27 AM   #34
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Use some scrap. Start with a reasonable angle and tweak it from there. Thats full proof and leaves you with a template.


That's how I do it, and have for a lot of years. In fact I can now just look at it and say " yep that's a 20 1/2 degree, and that one is 18 1/16''



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Often, the most important part of a job is the last 10%.

And, when I've been "stuck" trying to figure something out in the past, I walk away for a minute. I'll go do something else, go to lunch, whatever. After a little while i'll come back and look at the problem refreshed. Then i'll wonder why is was a problem in the first place. lol

Figuring this angle is a very small, easy thing. Don't let it beat you up. Use some of the advice here, think it though and you'll wonder why this was a problem in the first place too.

Just one thing, if you're laying boards on top to mark the angle, just make sure you have them flat. If the tread board on the right side is laying on the stringers, you'll need to lay a spacer board on the left side and then lay the left tread that you're going to use to mark the angle, on top. Other wise, the decking on the left will have one end sitting on the stringers and the other end resting on the decking board on the right causing a deviation from level and possibly effecting the finished angle.
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Its better than wasting material or using some Jim Bob homeowner tool from Harbor Freight. And if you're experienced enough you shouldn't have to cut it 3 times.
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That "curve" is called a round over edge.
Or an eased edge.

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