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Forum topic by Woodenfarmer posted 01-29-2017 05:38 PM 322 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2017 05:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw plantbox angles

Hi all
Im building plant boxes for people and want them to look nice to sell for some pocket money. How would i set up my table saw to do the 45 degree angles but keep the boards the same length also what angles make what shape box i found out a 30 degree makes a hexegon shape (6 sides) any advice is helpfull
Thanks.


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#1 posted 01-29-2017 06:05 PM

Just divide 180 by the number if sides you want. For example, 12 sides = 15º; 8 sides = 22.5º and so on.

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#2 posted 01-29-2017 06:07 PM

Thanks for that how do i set the edges up on my table saw do i put the bottom edge right on the blade with the rip fence againts the blade im not sure …

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#3 posted 01-29-2017 09:53 PM

Well, for instance, it matters whether your blade tilts left or right. If it’s a right-tilt saw like mine, it’s a pain, since the second cut has the sharp point against the fence, and with the board riding on the table surface, it tends to slip a little way under the fence. Right tilt is easy since it’s on the top and the fence holds it.

I’d imagine there are guys here that deal with that stuff all the time and can give you some good advice. I really can’t, since I hate doing that on my saw, and choose to use a 45º miter router bit instead for the times I need that cut.

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#4 posted 01-29-2017 10:00 PM

My blade tilts to the left

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#5 posted 01-29-2017 10:18 PM

That’s a lucky thing. In that case, you can make the first cut, turn the board around and, with the fence set to the correct width to have the face that will be on the outside (the top of the board as it lays on the saw in your case) the right length, make your second cut. If it’s a square box, just do all of the sides with the same fence setting. If it’s rectangular, do the front and back pieces, then adjust the fence and do the two sides. The critical thing is that the lengths match, so you don’t want to be moving the fence between cuts.

How do you plan to join them? Just gluing the joint won’t be durable enough for a planter box, since end grain glue ups are pretty weak.

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