# Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'angle'

## Spline Cutting Jig

12-31-2011 09:10 PM by | 18 comments »

I have seen a few spline cutting jigs here on LumberJocks. I was trying to think how I would use such a jig. I ran across some Freud blades for a skill type saw that are 7 1/4 wide and 1/16” thick. They were made for the battery skill saws where you don’t have a lot of power. So I decided to put that blade on my table saw. I measured the max cutting height with that blade and it’s 1 5/8” so I knew that if I used 3/4” ply for the base and depending how I ...

## Balancing Wine Bottle Holder-Sketchup

09-08-2013 01:06 PM by | 1 comment »

During this Sketchup show I go through a balancing wine bottle holder. This has my most recent measurements that I use and also a link for my actual “How to make a wine bottle holder” video. That video was my first ever on YouTube. Check out the Sketchup video HERE.

## Equation to calculate angle for double bevel inlay or marquetry

01-25-2021 05:21 PM by | 2 comments »

The “double-bevel” inlay method is a scroll saw technique where two equally thick pieces of wood are stacked on top of one another, and cut simultaneously at an angle, with the idea that the piece cut out of the lower piece ofwood, will slide into the hole created in the upper piece of wood, thereby creating an inlay. This is often done in marquetry, using two thin veneers of wood, but it can also be done with quite thick wood (I’ve done it with 3/4” wood). I...

## Cleaning up a Stanley 60 1/2 Block Plane

12-28-2012 02:33 AM by | 4 comments »

Well, got my first hand plane in the mail, the stanley 60 1/2 plane. It wasn’t in too bad of a shape, but definitely needed some work…. So, first step was to take it apart. Had to get out a couple punches and made one mistake which I’ll explain later… The smallest stainless steel parts weren’t in too bad of shape, pretty good actually, so all that they need was a soak and some hand scrubbing. They were put in a tub of simple green and I let them sit...

## Sketchup Shorts #6: Compound Angle Cuts

03-17-2010 06:02 PM by | 7 comments »

I just posted this as a comment/response on another thread but figured this might be something that others could find useful. so here goes. This short tutorial shows one way to create a compound angle cut on an edge of a 2×4. this can translate to any other situation where a compound angle is needed: I started with a 2×4, used the protractor tool, and made a guideline from one corner at a 10 degree angle: I then selected the opposite EDGE of the ‘board’ and usi...

## Handy tools #5: 45 degree jig

05-02-2018 11:00 PM by | 11 comments »

I used this shop-made jig while cutting dovetails for 135 degree corners (for making an octagonal box). It’s just a piece of 2×4 cut on the diagonal, then glued back together. The piece on the left above slides onto the piece on the right, and then the whole thing goes into a vise to hold the piece you’re working on at a 45 degree angle so you can saw on the level while cutting 45 degree angles in things. I started using it “head-on” but quickly realized it was use...

## Project - Chunky Boxes #2: Tuning Tools

10-29-2007 07:52 PM by | 0 comments »

Well, over the weekend, I was only able to do limited work on my boxes. You see, I discovered the reason for my “clamping issues” on my lever-action boxes… My miter saw is out of adjustment! My 45’ angles were NOT 45’! So I took a 2×4, jointed it then planed it, then spent the next hour chopping the h311 out of it, adjusting the blade after every chop, until it was giving me perfectly accurate 45’ angles. I also adjusted it for 90’ angles. ...

## Segmented Fail (?) -- 20% rant, 80% cry for help

11-26-2011 09:22 AM by | 14 comments »

So after watching some videos on segmented bowl construction and turning, I decided to give it a shot while I wait for my cole jaws to arrive in the mail. I actually went to a lumber place and bought a few pieces: some walnut, alder, cherry, and something with the word “african” in it… maybe mahogany, but I’m not 100% sure. And then, after I got home, whinging internally about spending \$40 on an amount of wood you could maybe build a desk for a barbie doll out of, ...

## Mongo: my first real workbench #6: The right tools for the job... even if you have to make them.

04-12-2017 06:45 PM by | 2 comments »

I’m a big believer in having the right tools for the job; I’m a process engineer by trade and in my experience the analysis of any given task/process invariably reveals a substandard or nonexistent tool for completion… this bench is no exception. When my attention turned to laying lines for the legs and aprons where 90° was no longer my reference point, I realized I was going to be relying on angle/miter gauges for accurate layout. As I mentioned before, I’ve never ...

## Sketchup Resources #2: Incra Right Angle Fixture

02-18-2009 04:24 PM by | 1 comment »

Also added the Right Angle Fixture if anyone needs it for modeling purposes. this is the fixture that comes with the Original Incra Jig. I believe that there is a slightly different fixture for the LS positioner fences

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