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|THE MITRE SQUARE|
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A mitre square is a very useful tool, when marking out or checking 45 degree angles. It has a set angle, in the same way as a set square has a set 90 degree angle. There is NO adjustment to the angle, which simplifies its use and eliminates errors.
The mitre square has a stock, usually manufactured from a quality material such as rose wood. Accurately machined brass strips are added to each side of the stock. This is to ensure that the mitre square can be placed ‘flat’, against a straight edge. The blade is manufactured from tempered, blued, spring steel blade.
This tool is extremely useful when marking out ‘mitre’ wood working joints. The example below shows a mitre square being used to mark out a mitre corner halving joint.
|USING A SLIDING BEVEL WHEN MARKING OUT A MITRE
JOINT (45 DEGREE ANGLE)
|Mitre squares are ideal for marking out the corners to picture frames.|
|MARKING OUT A MITRE CORNER HALVING JOINT|
|This joint is suitable for the corners of frames and gives a 45 degree angle when viewed from one side, as seen below. The mitre square is ideal for marking out.|
|Mark out the joint using a mitre square, creating a 45 degree line. Follow the link for more detail on marking out and cutting this joint.
Click here for link to marking out and cutting a mitre corner halving joint.
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