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45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby kghowell65 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:16 am

Hi. I want to put a 45 degree cut on the end of a piece of 1x8 trim to wrap the framing on a deck. This would be for butting into another trim board at a corner. I'm sure it's east but I want to make sure I do it the correct way. Thanks
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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby pilou » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:38 am

Without image it's difficult to imagine excactly what you do want but...

A funny method with the :line:
On any rotating volume :)

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Now just PushPull the triangle ;)

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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board  Topic is solved

Postby Dave R » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:58 am

There are lots of ways to miter the ends of your 1x8s. Pilou has shown one although his would leave you with an open corner. ;) Here's another way.

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Select the edge of the board. This would be the edge at the corner that would drop on your foot when you saw the real board. Get the Move tool and...

miter 2.png

...move the edge back along the face. a 1x8 should be 3/4 in. thick so move the edge 3/4 in. and you'll have a 45° miter. The move distance is the thickness of the board. No fuss, no muss.

This method wouldn't work for a profiled molding but for the skirting around your deck, it'll be perfect. Do it on one skirt board component and copy that component around the deck to make the rest. Use Make Unique as needed so you can edit the length by selecting a mitered face and moving it to the desired length.
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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby Jean Lemire » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:22 pm

Hi Ken, hi floks.

Click in sequence on the scenes tabs of this SketchUp file for ideas:
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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby TECHDAVE02 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:37 pm

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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby Box » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:07 pm

Sometimes it is best to think about how you would do things in real life. To this end I made a mitre box. Although it's really only a bit of a joke, it is fully functional.
Simply pop your wood in, adjust the saw to the correct angle, and use Intersect faces to create the cut you want. It won't fall off on your foot, you'll have to delete the bits you don't want, but it does create the "saw cut".

The main thing is, it gives you a visual, and almost tactile, reference to the physical world which can help to bring your own physical skills into the virtual world.

Think of it as an analogue plugin.
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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby pilou » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:44 pm

(Maybe its the same solutions than Jean, I can't reload his version ;)
With the V8 Pro you have also the solution of some boolean Diff operations!
your volumes must be "solids"

So just put a "big box" at 45° of your volume and make your cut! :)

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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby kghowell65 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:10 am

Hi everyone. Thanks for all the great advice. Let me try out a couple and see what happens.
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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby mics_54 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:58 am

shall we leave the poor man something to learn tomorrow?
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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby Dave R » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:44 am

mics_54 wrote:shall we leave the poor man something to learn tomorrow?


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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby Jean Lemire » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:23 pm

Hi Pilou, hi folks.

Sorry. Here in V6.
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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby kghowell65 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:44 pm

Thanks again to all. I tried DaveR's method and it worked great.
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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby Dave R » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:56 pm

kghowell65 wrote:Thanks again to all. I tried DaveR's method and it worked great.


:thumb: Sometimes simple is best. ;)
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Re: 45 degree angle on a trim board

Postby pilou » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:47 pm

From Jean's example
Assuming you have 90° walls!

Split Sausage by Tig! ;)

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