Bevel Basics and Beyond
Bisect angle with a compass
Then, bisect this angle with a compass as in the 4-step drawing left. Here's an explanation of each step:
Place the point of a compass at the bottom of the marked line (point B), and create points A and C by swinging an arc of any radius between 3" and 5". Use a sharp lead for the best accuracy.
- With the radius of the compass unchanged, place the point at C and swing another arc.
- Move the point of the compass to point A and swing an arc just as you did in Step 2. The intersection of these two arcs creates point.
- With a straightedge, draw a line from point B through point D to create the bisect line.
- Adjust your bevel according to the angle between the work-surface edge and the bisect line. To cut a tight-fitting miter, adjust your saw according to the bevel's angle as shown below.
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