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#1 posted 03-17-2010 05:57 PM

I started with a 2×4, used the protractor tool, and made a guideline from one corner at a 10 degree angle:

I then selected the opposite EDGE of the ‘board’ and using the MOVE tool, moved it down (select move tool, click on the edge, then press on the UP arrow key on the keyboard to lock the move to only the up-down (blue) direction) to the guideline:

I then created the compound angle on the other face of the 2×4, at 10 degrees:

And selected the adjacent EDGE to the one I moved earlier, and MOVED this new EDGE down to the NEW guideline:

All done!
Since this is a component, you can see the original 2×4 bounding box with the newly created compound ‘cut’ end:

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