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Posted on mortise and tenon for triangular or hexagonal tables

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#1 posted 07-08-2017 06:26 PM

You can do it at th tablesaw by setting your saw at 30°.
Let’s say you want 1” faces on your hexagon. Square root of 3 X 1 = 1.732…..... (square root of 3 being a constant) so this will be your stock thickness. Your stock width will be 2 or twice your face width. Now make a mark at 1/2 of 1.732 along that side. With your piece lying on the wider side, set your fence so that a 30° cut goes right thru that mark. Turn it around and cut again, flip it over and cut two more times. I had to do a bunch of research to figure this out.
https://rechneronline.de/pi/hexagon.php

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