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Old November 17th 03, 11:00 PM
Philip Kime
 
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Default Large coving mitre box?

I need, urgently to get a mitre box or (non-electric) saw to cut some
large plaster coving mitres. I need to cut arbitrary angled mitres,
not just 90 degrees and I have to be able to cut larger coving (184mm
and even larger). Most compound mitre saws don't have a large enough
box for this. Something like this would be ideal, but bigger:

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...19927&ts=06349

Any suggestions? I have a specific date to do this and won't have time
to make a custom mitre box or anything - I just need to buy a tool
(not electric) and do it ...

PK

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Old November 17th 03, 11:54 PM
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"Philip Kime" wrote in message
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I need, urgently to get a mitre box or (non-electric) saw to cut some
large plaster coving mitres. I need to cut arbitrary angled mitres,
not just 90 degrees and I have to be able to cut larger coving (184mm
and even larger). Most compound mitre saws don't have a large enough
box for this. Something like this would be ideal, but bigger:

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...19927&ts=06349

Any suggestions? I have a specific date to do this and won't have time
to make a custom mitre box or anything - I just need to buy a tool
(not electric) and do it ...

PK


Watch out for the link wrapping back:

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...92 7&ts=09534


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Old November 18th 03, 12:11 AM
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"Philip Kime" wrote in message
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I need, urgently to get a mitre box or (non-electric) saw to cut some
large plaster coving mitres. I need to cut arbitrary angled mitres,
not just 90 degrees and I have to be able to cut larger coving (184mm
and even larger). Most compound mitre saws don't have a large enough
box for this. Something like this would be ideal, but bigger:

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...19927&ts=06349

Any suggestions? I have a specific date to do this and won't have time
to make a custom mitre box or anything - I just need to buy a tool
(not electric) and do it ...

PK


Watch out for the link wrapping back:


http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...92 7&ts=09534

Bigwallop has a bad day



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Old November 18th 03, 12:40 AM
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I presume this isn't big enough, but I am thinking of purchasing one.
Anybody got one, and is it any good?

http://www.magicmitre.com

TIA

John


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Old November 18th 03, 12:51 AM
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"BigWallop" wrote in message
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"Philip Kime" wrote in message
om...
I need, urgently to get a mitre box or (non-electric) saw to cut some
large plaster coving mitres. I need to cut arbitrary angled mitres,
not just 90 degrees and I have to be able to cut larger coving (184mm
and even larger). Most compound mitre saws don't have a large enough
box for this. Something like this would be ideal, but bigger:

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...19927&ts=06349

Any suggestions? I have a specific date to do this and won't have time
to make a custom mitre box or anything - I just need to buy a tool
(not electric) and do it ...

PK


Watch out for the link wrapping back:



http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...92 7&ts=09534

Bigwallop has a bad day




ROFLMAO !!!!!

Pasted the wrong link. Doh !!! :-))

I meant this item:

http://www.magicmitre.co.uk/

(sorry. I'll get me coat)




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Old November 18th 03, 12:57 AM
BigWallop
 
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"John" wrote in message
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I presume this isn't big enough, but I am thinking of purchasing one.
Anybody got one, and is it any good?

http://www.magicmitre.com

TIA

John



It took 6'' moulded cornice when I had to do repairs in our place, so yes,
it's a great little tool. Got ours from QVC but then found their website
from the instruction manual that came with. :-)) The item you're going to
cut isn't clamped in anything, it actually lies alongside the block, which
is then used as the guide for the saw.


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Old November 18th 03, 02:12 PM
Philip Kime
 
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"John" wrote in message ...
I presume this isn't big enough, but I am thinking of purchasing one.
Anybody got one, and is it any good?

http://www.magicmitre.com

TIA

John


I saw this and it looks like the best thing but I'm not sure if it's
big enough - it says it will cut coving up to 135mm "girth". Now the
stuff I have has dimensions of 130mm from the wall to the edge but is
184mm "wide", presumably this means the diagonal width. I can't work
out whether the "girth" is the vertical (or horizonatal) distance from
the wall, or the longest width ... any ideas?

PK
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Old November 18th 03, 07:24 PM
John
 
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Default Large coving mitre box?

"Philip Kime" wrote in message
om...
I saw this and it looks like the best thing but I'm not sure if it's
big enough - it says it will cut coving up to 135mm "girth". Now the
stuff I have has dimensions of 130mm from the wall to the edge but is
184mm "wide", presumably this means the diagonal width. I can't work
out whether the "girth" is the vertical (or horizonatal) distance from
the wall, or the longest width ... any ideas?

PK


My understanding of "girth" on coving is the dimension across the face, i.e.
the bit you see when looking at it once installed. I hope this is right
anybody agree/disagree?

John


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Old November 19th 03, 01:26 AM
dave
 
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Default Large coving mitre box?

I am assuming this must be for more than the basic halfround type
plaster coving hence the need for a mitre box.. BUT.. a handy tip ,if
you are using half round type coving, is not to mitre it but scribe to
the half round and cut it 'back'on inside corners. Bascicaly using a
skirting board fitting technique.


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