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I have recently purchased baby lock miter -bit. i'm having some difficulty on my vertical end grain cuts.

i watched the mlcs video on using the lock miter and had a couple questions. What is the piced of wood behind the board that's being cut? also, he said he uses double sided tape on the board to keep it square to the fence... Where??
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I think this is how it works. The 1x2 is taped to the 1x4 so that as the 1x6 goes into the cutter the 1x2 is keeping the 1x4 straight. the 1x2 is picking up the Fence on the other side. Does that make sence ?
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I have recently purchased baby lock miter -bit. i'm having some difficulty on my vertical end grain cuts.

i watched the mlcs video on using the lock miter and had a couple questions. What is the piced of wood behind the board that's being cut? also, he said he uses double sided tape on the board to keep it square to the fence... Where??
Hi Paul, welcome to the forum
That lock mitre is a neat little bit, problem with it is that as the workpiece passes the bit it cuts away the edge you are using to guide it. This will happen irregardless of whether you are referencing against the fence for the horizontal cut or the table top for the vertical cuts. Taping a piece of 1x material flush with your guiding edge extends that edge beyond the cutting length of the bit and preserves it for the entire cut. Watch the video closely and you will notice that he has 1x material taped to the workpiece for both the horizontal and vertical passes.
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thanks guys,,

I have a little jig i made to help pass it through. it's very close to working. I use a wood clamp clamped to the piece and the jig to keep it straight. i'll take some pics and see if i can get them posted later (just set up a new linux operating system and not to familiar with it yet).

I'll see if the double sided tape can helps me out. Adding the weight and having a little backer board maybe exactly what I need. thanks again for your help..
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