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Project by EMVarona posted 09-21-2012 11:56 AM 1233 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For quite sometime, I’ve been intrigued by miter cuts other than 90 degrees. The question that lingered in my mind was how to determine the miter angle. One website gave a formula which goes like: divide 360 degrees by the number of sides you plan to make. Then divide that angle by two. For six sides: 360/6/2=30. So the miter must measure 30 degrees. I tried it out using a miter saw and it turned out to be quite simple. For a newbie like me that was quite a discovery.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."





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Roger

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#1 posted 09-21-2012 12:46 PM

A very nice little box for anything. Would look good anywhere. Nice build

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#2 posted 09-21-2012 12:57 PM

Super job Ed thanks for the formula .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 09-21-2012 02:08 PM

Great formula! Good box too :)

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Gary

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#4 posted 09-21-2012 06:08 PM

Send me the box. My wife needs to inspect it for a couple of years.
By the way, if you notice, on most of your saws, you’ll see marks for such cuts.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 09-21-2012 06:24 PM

Fine job, Ed!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 09-21-2012 06:52 PM

Nice Box my Friend!!
I have to try one of those someday… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 09-21-2012 08:05 PM

Great job, looks nice

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 09-21-2012 09:31 PM

One of the most beautiful box I have seen … The edges just caught me.

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#9 posted 09-22-2012 04:06 AM

Unique. I always love unique.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 09-22-2012 04:08 AM

Unique. I always love unique.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 09-24-2012 12:16 AM

Hi Ed,
Good try Ed! You are advance in a way that you had made a compounded cut. Actually, making a tapering hexagon or even pentagon like that above will have a different cut angle using table saw. You will find out that it will be different. I tried a compound of 45 degree to 60 degree then the cut was 37 degree using the flat side. I agree using the miter saw is much easier in this kind of trapezoidal hexagon box.
Mabuhay!

-- Bert

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BigJerryWayne

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#12 posted 10-18-2012 01:22 AM

Nice build. Thank you for the information.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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EMVarona

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#13 posted 10-18-2012 10:44 AM

Thank you, Guys for the compliments and the critique. The critiques are well taken.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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Lalloos

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#14 posted 05-03-2014 03:28 AM

Beautiful box ed,the edge details are perfect.Well done!

-- A poor workman blames his tools;either he learn to use them,or find better tools.Woodwork is good work;idle hands are the devils playthings.

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