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mikeho

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1597 days ago

Trying to design a compound miter on the end of a 2×4 with sketchup. If I angle the board 10 degrees and cut the end of the board at 10 degrees then turn it 90 degrees the next cut (14 degrees) will angle into the board. hope this makes some sense.

-- Mike, Thedford NE


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tooldad

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#1 posted 1597 days ago

sounds a bit risky to be making those cuts. will require jigs for safe and accurate cuts

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#2 posted 1596 days ago

Huh?

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#3 posted 1596 days ago

you mean something like this? :

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mikeho

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#4 posted 1596 days ago

You got it purplelev——-now how did you do it?

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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#5 posted 1596 days ago

use the protractor tool. About the only thing easier than cutting this on a compound miter saw is drawing it in sketchup.

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 1596 days ago

I started with a 2×4, used the protractor tool, and made a guideline from one corner at a 10 degree angle:

I then selected the opposite EDGE of the ‘board’ and using the MOVE tool, moved it down (select move tool, click on the edge, then press on the UP arrow key on the keyboard to lock the move to only the up-down (blue) direction) to the guideline:

I then created the compound angle on the other face of the 2×4, at 10 degrees:

And selected the adjacent EDGE to the one I moved earlier, and MOVED this new EDGE down to the NEW guideline:

All done!
Since this is a component, you can see the original 2×4 bounding box with the newly created compound ‘cut’ end:

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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mikeho

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#7 posted 1596 days ago

cool I figured it was easy just couldn’t figure it out. I was trying to use the pencil tool. Thanks a bunch!

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 1596 days ago

no problems. from my experience, the move tool is the most neglected tool in the bunch, but can do some things that are otherwise almost impossible and in a very simple way.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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