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#1 posted 04-20-2019 02:03 PM

I have to cut a number of scarf joints to lengthen some long runs of baseboard. Seems simple enough ? I don’t have a compound sliding miter saw so the 5 1/2” baseboard is too tall to be cut on my older miter saw. I tried setting the chop saw, and baseboard, at every combination of angles I could imagine but nothing seemed right. Next was the table saw. Without room and a good sled a sled it was also ruled out. I finally figured I had to cut the joint with the baseboard held in a jig and the cutting tool brought to the the material. I then built a jig to hold the baseboard and tried a router with a flat bit and then a 45 bit but each produced a less than desirable joint. Still seems simple enough ? After trying a number of hand tools to no great effect my last attempt was clamping two pieces of baseboard together and sawing down a 45 line with my Japanese saw. It took awhile to complete a cut but it was the best results so far. I just have to figure out the orientation of each piece to minimum tear out. Am I driving myself crazy or is there a MUCH simpler way to produce this joint quickly and efficiently. Don’t make me try the band saw, jointer, drill press or planer. LOL

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