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(US), miter
Christianity the liturgical headdress of a bishop or abbot, in most western churches consisting of a tall pointed cleft cap with two bands hanging down at the back


The line formed by the meeting of moldings or other surfaces that intersect each other at an angle; each member is cut at exactly half the angle of the junction



in the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic churches, a gilded headdress decorated with religious emblems that is worn with full vestments (usually during services) by representatives of the higher clergy (such as the pope and bishops).

miter, mitre

The oblique surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made.


bishop’s headdress signifying his authority. [Christian Symbolism: EB VI]
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3--color) Sky-Blue Lake in the upper Miter Basin reflects Mount Pickering on a silent High Sierra morning.
Whether you're banding a tabletop or making a picture frame, make sure the wood color and the grain pattern match at the miters.
Rest two paint cans on the table and use a rafter square and the miter gauge slots to square the miter table to the table saw.
The C12LCH is the ideal compound miter saw for trim carpenters, framers and woodworkers who demand precision and reliability.
Repeat all the same steps on the other side of the window, fitting first the top miter, and then marking and cutting the bottom one.
In addition to our testing, we requested feedback from our Field Editors on their experience with sliding miter saws.
Sanding the miter will also even out any slight level differences and make the job look more professional.
Then hold the miter joint together, making sure the trim pieces arc; held parallel to the door or window jambs, and check the fit.
Now gently slide the miter gauge out, clamp and drive in a second screw.
Screw the fence to the miter gauge with the right side projecting a few inches past the saw blade.
The guillotine chopper with a shear miter cut and flat nose knives is used to make the mitered notch.