|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 10-30-2012 12:50 AM||2367 views||11 times favorited||22 comments|
I have this new brain storm project I want to try that requires these little triangles cut at 72 degrees with a 4 degree angle on two sides. I was going to try to do them in the compound miter saw, but things that small are hard to hold safely in the miter saw. So I threw this little sled together where the parts are clamped solid and my hands are far away from the cut. I first cut the 36 degree angle on half of it and the tilted it 18 degrees off that cut side to get 72 degrees. I made the exact angle gages on my other sled with the sine bar on it and they checked out right on with the Wixie gauge.
The project with the little triangles might be done next week.
I use 5/8” 9 ply plywood for the whole sled. The runners are covered with slippery plastic.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!