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Making a Simple Acute Angle Jig

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Project by luv2learn posted 09-30-2013 10:40 PM 2605 views 19 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am in the process of building a garden implement shed for my wife and I wanted it to have some natural light. I decided to make windows in both gable ends of the shed. To do this I needed to cut some 63 degree acute angles for the window frames safely. I searched the net and found this simple Acute Angle Jig Plan by Gary Katz. He uses it for cutting miters on crown molding.

I made this jig from scrap 2×4 stock but he made his using 1×4’s. The base is a piece of 1/2” particle board. To use this jig just clamp it securely to your miter saw, set the angle of your saw, in my case 18 degrees (the 45 degrees of the jig plus 18 degrees of the saw = 63 degrees) Make sure that the piece you are cutting is clamped securely to the jig. DO NOT TRY TO FREE HAND THIS CUT.

Yes, I am building this shed inside the garage portion of my shop. It is raining outside LOL.

Thanks for looking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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farmerdude

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#1 posted 09-30-2013 11:05 PM

Wow, simple, but effective. Just the way I like it. Guess I’ll tuck this into favorites for later, Thanks.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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HuckD

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#2 posted 09-30-2013 11:28 PM

The jig looks good but that chop saw station looks fantastic.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 09-30-2013 11:49 PM

Great job as always—simple and accurate! Great looking chop saw bench/station!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 10-01-2013 12:10 AM

Jeff, this was a 30 minute project and that’s just because I’m slow LOL.

Huck and John, thanks for the kind words. I forgot about the miter saw station. The base for the miter saw station was some prototype cabinets I built before building our kitchen cabinets. One of these days when I get my shop organized I will post some pictures of my shop.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 10-01-2013 12:10 AM

Looks good Lee! And it looks like a safe way to make those acute angle cuts!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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CalgaryGeoff

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#6 posted 10-01-2013 12:17 AM

That’s a interesting solution to acute angles and perfect location to build your shed. Wish I knew this technique a few years ago for my shed.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 10-01-2013 12:25 AM

Well done! I’m really jealous if you have a shop big enough to build a shed in :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 10-01-2013 12:34 AM

Tony, making acute angle cuts without some sort of jig or fixture is just plain scarey.

Geoff and Bill, a wise man told me once that you can never have a big enough shop. He was right, but I tried LOL!! Oh, it is heated too with radiant floor heat. Another wise decision.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#9 posted 10-01-2013 02:21 AM

Hey Lee, that is gonna be an over the top shed buddy. My outdoor projects usually dont get windows. The gaps in the walls usually let in plenty of light….lol We seem to be doing lots of projects for the women in our lives here lately dont we?? Stay safe sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 10-01-2013 02:47 AM

That is the way to do it for slim angles. Nice jig!.........................Jim

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

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tyvekboy

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#11 posted 10-01-2013 02:48 AM

I like it. I think it would work better than the 90 deg. one that I made

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 10-01-2013 06:17 AM

Hey Buster I have seen your projects buddy they are top notch. As far as keeping our wives happy, you bet LOL

Thanks Jim, after making the first cut using the jig I felt safe cutting those acute angles.

Tyvekboy, I looked at the 90 deg. jig but felt this one would work better for me.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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PaulHWood

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#13 posted 10-01-2013 12:17 PM

Wish I had this before my adirondack chairs were built. Simple, but very effective

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dusty2

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#14 posted 10-01-2013 12:37 PM

I trust that you have means to relocate this shed when it is finally done.

It appears, from little can be seen, that you are doing a great job. I would like to see more details.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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woodklutz

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#15 posted 10-01-2013 01:15 PM

Great idea, simple to make and use.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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