To construct basic door frames with full mortises and tenons and a molded profile on the within edge, known as “sticking,” it’s important to minimize small, exact miters on the inside corners. It’s a scary step, as a result of you could have already invested quite a lot of time at that time. I’ve minimize these miters efficiently on the tablesaw, however my new handsaw approach offers extra correct outcomes with a lot much less setup. The trick is utilizing two carpenter’s Velocity Squares to information the noticed. I align and clamp one on both sides of the rail or stile, aligning their ideas with one another, and their angled edges with the miter I want to chop. Then I merely run a flush-cutting noticed alongside the squares. The sort of noticed has no set on one facet, so it gained’t dig in to the squares. The miters come out excellent and I’ve complete management over the method. You may also run a cranked-neck paring chisel alongside the squares.
—JIM MURTHA, Lancaster, Ohio
Illustrations by Dan Thornton
From Superb Woodworking concern #288