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How to Cut Bevels

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Beveling is cutting the complete edge or end of stock at any angle less than 90-degrees to the surface of the stock. Cross bevels are called cross miters when cut at 45-degrees.

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Bevels are cut on the ends of stock when fitting two pieces together as in the corner of a deep picture frame. Edge bevels are used extensively in cabinets and multi-sided objects. Bevel joints (45-degrees) are made in veneer plywood to show only the veneer on the outside surface, since a but joint would show the edge of the stock. On long stock, end bevels are generally made using the miter gauge, rip bevels using the rip fence. On small pieces of stock either method may be used.

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