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Posted on How do I cut this joint with a compound angle?

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 01:48 AM

This may be hard to describe in words but I will try.

For the jig I would make a 6/4 slab of lumber that is at least 2 inches wider than the table leg. I would make a cut at the 4° angle about 6” from one end. I would find some way (there are several) to place one piece on each side of the leg and clamp them in place such that the 2 pieces of the board and the end of the leg are all flush.

I would then put a strip of wood on the board you created parallel to the end of the leg and at the right distance from the leg that I could run the edge of the router against.

If you felt it necessary, you could put in a stop and start piece of wood also.

Go slow and take a small bite with each pass until you are deep enough.

Does this make sense?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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