How do I rip a 60 degree bevel on a board

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01-25-2010 01:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bevel 60 table saw jig

I am building a lumber rack that mounts to the wall. The top support needs a 60 degree angle down the long face of the board. The matching support beams will have a matching 60 degree so they hook together. I can not figure out how to rip 60 when the saw only goes to 45. I am sure there is a jig but I can’t come up with one. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 01:09 AM

use a sled with a piece of wood nailed to it so it holds the piece your cutting at the angle u want. If u have a wixey degree box u can get the angles u need, this is what i use to get mine.

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 01:24 AM

If you cut 30 degrees off one side, the other piece will have a 60 degree bevel.

Edit: forget that, we’re working on a falt surface with a table saw :-)) It will be 150, not 60 :-((

Edit #2, If you stand the board up on edge with the saw set at 30, the other side will be 60 degrees.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 01:26 AM

Ooops,Took too long thinking about it!

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 07:36 AM

It almost sounds like you are talking about a french cleat.

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#5 posted 01-27-2010 03:05 PM

Thanks guys. I was able to cut it with the board standing on edge.

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