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Project by EMVarona posted 699 days ago 1192 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 699 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#2 posted 699 days ago

Super job Ed thanks for the formula .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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gul

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#3 posted 699 days ago

Great formula! Good box too :)

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Gary

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#4 posted 699 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 699 days ago

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

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

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littlecope

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#6 posted 699 days ago

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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doncutlip

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#7 posted 699 days ago

Great job, looks nice

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 699 days ago

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

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 698 days ago

Unique. I always love unique.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 698 days ago

Unique. I always love unique.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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BertFlores58

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#11 posted 697 days ago

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 673 days ago

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 672 days ago

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 110 days ago

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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