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Miter be a better way?

by muleskinner
posted 08-08-2016 05:17 PM


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DirtyMike

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#1 posted 08-08-2016 05:23 PM

a miter saw.

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#2 posted 08-08-2016 05:37 PM

Perhaps use your protractor to set a bevel gauge dead on 36* and then setup miter saw with bevel gauge.

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000

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#3 posted 08-08-2016 05:57 PM

I take a block of scrap wood and cut the bevels on both sides of it.
Then I cut 5 rips out of it, (maybe 1/2 thick or so) Put them together dry fitting and see how the joints are.
Make adjustments, repeat until gaps are tight.

Here is an example I had showing 6 sides, but concept is the same.

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#4 posted 08-08-2016 06:22 PM

mike—how do you get the registration on your saw precise to a tenth of a degree? Maybe mine is just too crude for what I’m expecting from it.

hotbyte—I think one of my problems is my protractor’s scale is too small to provide the precision needed to get 36.0 degrees nuts on. On that front I did order a digital protractor that claims to be accurate to 0.1 degree.

jbay—Now that’s what I’m talking about … simple solutions for the clueless.

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#5 posted 08-08-2016 06:28 PM

I use router bits for angles like those because I don’t want to tilt my table saw blade as it just tales too long and typically, just when I get it set, I need it back to perpendicular.

Eagle America has a number of angles, except the one you need.

Harvey Tool also has a number of different angles but NOT 36°!

So, in my case I would not make a five sided box … yes I would but I would still use a router in a router table, get the closest bit, and add a fixture to get the correct angle or tilt the router itself.
As you see, I am a routerholic!

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#6 posted 08-08-2016 09:14 PM

This is where a handplane shines.I cut my miters on my Scms with a Forrest chop master blade.It gets me very close but some woods behave better then other.So I use a Ln Iron miter plane and shoot the 45s to near perfecting.
You could easily do the same in fact if you stuck with it by this time next year you could be making that box with tapers side. A low angle jack plane with the bevel up will fit your needs well if this is the kind of work you like doing.
Good luck

Aj

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#7 posted 08-08-2016 09:24 PM

Incda M1000 miter gauge.

Wixey digital angle gauge.

M

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