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Cross legs for picnic table

by dfox52
posted 08-08-2017 03:18 PM

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#1 posted 08-08-2017 04:38 PM

The math is more complicated than expected but I think someone posted it the last time this was asked. Far quicker to either draw it full size or clamp and mark the pieces.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 08-08-2017 04:54 PM

Make a full size drawing then use that to set your bevel gauge.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 08-08-2017 05:01 PM

Lay them on flat ground or driveway and support the top piece of X with scraps under the end so it doesn’t wobble like a weeble and fall down. Align/measure everything and mark.

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#4 posted 08-08-2017 06:04 PM

Maybe I’m just too picky but it seems almost impossible to get both “Xs” precisely the same. A tiny variance in the lap joint magnifies into a 1/4 to 1/2 inch difference in the height of the X. I was just wondering if there might be a jig that would ensure all four pieces are identical.

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#5 posted 08-08-2017 06:35 PM


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