Best way to achieve a angle cut with limited tools

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Forum topic by zipmac22 posted 01-25-2016 01:29 PM 583 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2016 01:29 PM

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Hi Everyone,

I’m new to this forum and wanted to pick your minds for a problem that I’ve run into. I’m currently working on a rocking chair / bassinet combo. The two side walls of the bassinet have to be cut at a 14 degree angle so they are able to match up to the headboard. The problem that I have is that I’m limited in my tool selection. I don’t have a table saw, but I do have a circular saw as well as a jig saw. I also have a digital T-bevel so I’m able to measure out the 14 degrees. What would be the easiest way to achieve this task? The length of the side walls are 48” long. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

-- Chris, Central Texas

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 02:18 PM

Use the T bevel to clamp on a piece of wood at the 14° angle. Set it the appropriate distance from the cut, according to the size of the base of your circular saw, and use your circular saw.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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