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GEPPETTO

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Hi all,

Naturally, because I am a foreign I must translate every word of your language. Often I find the term "mitre" which is translated in my dictionary like that thing which shoots. Therefore I do not Know to associate this term with "plane" or "saw" (mitre plane and mitre saw I think it is said in this way). Can anyone explain me (with simple words) the adjective in the world of woodworking?

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Hi Geppeto

A mitre saw is one that cuts at angles (usually variable) such as 90, 45, 33.3 etc. Typically a powered saw like this:

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/product/product.jsp?CATID=7920102&entryFlag=false&PRODID=203719

or one might prefer to cut by hand using a mitre box and hand saw like this

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/product/product.jsp?CATID=6990009&entryFlag=false&PRODID=6820024

or this

http://www.trueshopping.co.uk/product.php?pid=22577&cid=190&rfid=5&pn=Sealey+Mitre+Saw+120mm


A mitre guide is the thing that slides along the track in a table saw, router table, bandsaw etc. and allows 90 degree cuts as well as adjustable angles


One can also shoot on a mitred shooting board where you would typically lay the plane on it's side and plane the end grain of a piece of wood to 45 degrees.


Hope this helps
 

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Hello Geppeto,

A useful dictionary resource can be found at http://www.askoxford.com which gives access to the compact Oxford dictionary.

One of the definitions for mitre on this site is ".. a joint made between two pieces of wood or other material at an angle of 90°, in which the line of the join bisects this angle. "


Just to confuse matters, the americans use the spelling "miter" for the same thing!

Hope this helps.

Regards

David



(An alternative site is the Oxford Advance learners dictionary at http://www.oup.com/elt/oald/ which provides slightly simpler definitions. This defines mitre as " a corner joint, formed by two pieces of wood each cut at an angle, as in a picture frame")
 

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Thanks to all,

Ok. Let us try to see if I have understood well:

I can understand that term is associated to the saw mitre, to do the angled junction, but I don't understand why the term is associated to a "HANDPLANE" ??
Perhaps it is because the junction could to be planed with a such plane on a angled shooting board. Is it true??

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dedee":8gy512wy said:
Geppetto,
Indeed the mitre plane is intended to be used on its side on a shooting board eg
http://www.lie-nielsen.com/tool.html?id=9

By the way I hope you do not mind me pointing out but I think you mean "joint" when you say "junction".

Andy
I have been on a english dictionary online and I have undersood the difference between both terms.
Yes, I wanted to say "joint".
Thanks for the correction
 

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