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There's a few things going on here; I don't claim this is a full answer, but simply a bit of the puzzle. You're doing a lot of math here, which isn't in and of itself a bad thing, but it's unnecessary. Instead of painstakingly calculating where the cross brace goes, just build the "L", lay a hunk of wood across it at 45 degrees, mark the cuts, then ...


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Place the dowel on a flat surface. Place a piece of wood on the flat surface whose thickness is roughly that of the dowel radius. Snug this up to the end of the dowel. Draw a line on the end of the dowel using the piece as a guide. Roll the dowel a little. Mark another line. Repeat until you have 5 or 6 lines. The lines should form a little circle (OK, ...


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What is the proper way to measure for a miter joint? There are often several good ways to tackle a woodworking task, and miter joints are certainly in that category. Whether to measure from the inside, the outside, or along the rabbet depends on your setup and which measurement is most important to you. If you're using a table saw or miter saw and none of ...


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