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Journey of the n00b #2: In search of an elegant solution: Creating a 45 degree reference angle.

549 days ago by Michael Wilson | 6 comments »

THIS has proven to be a challenge. I’m currently unemployed, so buying tools is just about out of the question. (The occasional pine board maybe. But even that is pushing it.) I’ve got a box in my head and wanted to use mitered joints. This got me Yak Shaving in to creating jigs and the like. But I got stuck on the fact that I don’t have a reasonable 45 degree reference angle. Nothing I can use to clamp a workpiece down to my table saw sled. MAYBE my table saw cuts a precise 45 degree angle when I’ve yanked it in to position and tried to hold it there while tightening it back down. And MAYbe my harbor freight chop saw cuts a precision 45 degree angle. ...

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