Cutting scribes

The mortised piece is rebated/rabbeted, shaped and cut back in the normal manner (168: 1 7B), but the moulding is not mitre cut. The tenoned piece (168:17A) is also moulded and rebated and the moulding mitred; it is then pared away exactly on the mitre-line with a suitable scribing (incannelled) gouge so that it fits exactly over the other. When assembled the general appearance will be that of an accurately fitted mitre, except for the small offset at the base of the moulding where the cut will be square. The general term 'scribe' also means to mark

Scribes Mitres

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