|Project by luv2learn||posted 09-30-2013 10:40 PM||7197 views||20 times favorited||24 comments|
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