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Determining the angle of a compound miter

02-16-2012 05:48 AM by clazman | 9 comments »

I realize that there is a lot of info on determining the angle in a compound miter. However, whilst reading some comments on this topic I was taken aback as to how many readers felt that 3D CAD was the only way of determining that angle. That is simply not true. This angle can be determined, with the use of a pencil and paper and mild drafting skills. 2D CAD can replace the drafting table and improve the computational accuracy of the joint. The method relies on creating several auxiliary views from the standard orthographic views. Step one, is to create a true view of one of the sides (or faces). This will show the true angle to set the taper jig to. It will also show the joint i...

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