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08-07-2015 10:45 AM

Guys, I need to make some triangle that are at 29.8 degrees and would like to make a jig for repeatability. How would you go about doing this?

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#1 posted 08-07-2015 11:51 AM

Can you post sketch with the sizes of the sides?

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#2 posted 08-07-2015 12:12 PM

Take a look at my jig I used for my lumber rack, it might give you some ideas: Lumber Rack blog post

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#3 posted 08-07-2015 02:32 PM

This is what I made.

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#4 posted 08-07-2015 09:11 PM

Jim, that looks like it would work very well. What else do you use this sled for?

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#5 posted 08-08-2015 01:27 AM

Pictured, is this sled cutting points of a five pointed star, very popular here in Texas. I make these stars ten at a time and sell them. Here is a photo of a finished star. 28” across.

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#6 posted 08-08-2015 11:33 AM

if you would send me an email to Jimtfinn@aol.com I will send you photos and instructions on how to make these stars. Along with photos of the two sleds I use to make them.

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#7 posted 08-08-2015 06:30 PM

Chris K, here is a rough sketch of the triangles (more or less) I want to cut. I was thinking rip a section to the 14” dimension and then alternate the wood front to back once one angle is established??

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#8 posted 08-08-2015 07:56 PM

I just posted a band saw jig: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/112186

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#9 posted 08-14-2015 10:02 AM

Kelly, thanks for the sled. More than one way to skin a cat.

Jim, thanks for the star info that looks like some fun to make them.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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