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Forum topic by clarkey posted 02-25-2010 02:01 AM 1163 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2010 02:01 AM

Good day everyone! Just a while ago l started to make a wooden teak lamp shade that l can put stain glass panels into the wood frames of the lamp . There is 4 panels or sides to this lamp the bottoms are : 3/8×3/4×14 3/4 with a 27 degree angle at the ends . The diagonals are 3/8×3/4×12 with the same angles . The tops are 3/8×3/4×4 with the same angles . These dimensions are in inches . l have the frames together and glued , however now l need to cut the bevel or miter on the diagonals so that when l lean the 4 frames in together they fit with the exact miter, before l glue them together. My PROBLEM is l don’t know what degree the miter should be , l asked a cabinet maker about it and he told me that he had run across this once before when he built a 4 sided hood to go over a stove. He told me he went through a lot of scrap pieces of wood before he got the miter degree , but it was so long ago he couldn’t remember what the angle was , he thought it was more than 45 . Can anybody out there HELP me with the answer to my PROBLEM ? Thanks Barry Clarke

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 01:29 AM

I took a quick look and didn’t see an answer, did you ever work this out? This is where I would grab Sketchup and work out the angles there.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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