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#1 posted 04-06-2021 11:44 AM

Each stave is a slice of pie. A circle has 360 degrees, so if you divide 360 by the number of stave you are going to use you get the angle of the pie slice, then divide that is half to get the angle to set your table saw.

360/20=18/2= a blade angle of 9 degree for either side of your stave.

The more staves you use the rounder appearance you will get. I found 18 staves (10 degree saw blade tilt) looked nice when I made small whiskey barrels, but I wouldn’t go with fewer than that.

Edit: the easiest formula is blade angle=180/#of staves you want to use.

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