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#1 posted 02-08-2018 03:44 PM

I gotcha, Scott. Like I stated, maybe I was thinking of the angle incorrectly. Re-reading your opening post, I am sure I got it wrong. Check these options done in my personal version of sketch up. I first thought you intended to make the lower design.
Thus, the upper bevel in the image portrays the way you want to make this table edge. A 10-inch table saw blade won’t cut much more than circa 4” depth, implying that the top can’t be more than about one inch thick, maybe a bit less.

I agree making a vertical, well-supported sled is a good method to try.

Another idea would be to cut a 45-deg bevel with the piece laying flat on the table saw to remove a good chunk of material. Then, hog off the remaining wood needed to hit the desire bevel using a hand-held power planer. I’d do this with a straight guide line drawn along the inner edge of the bevel, on the underside of the top.

I would try to start with a top piece that was a little bigger than the desired finished top, so I could straighten the edges on the table saw once the underneath bevel is in place.

Good luck, let us know what works out!

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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