Bevel Cut a 2in Wooden Dowel in equal parts

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04-03-2017 07:01 PM

As a beginner to woodworking this may be an easy one for you. I have a bunch of 12 inch wooden dowels (2in diameter) that I need to cut into two equal pieces using a 45 degree bevel cut. Obviously the long end will be 6inches. I have a compound miter saw and am not sure of the measurements needed to make the cut or tips on how to accurately mark the dowel (since is obviously round). Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-03-2017 07:23 PM

The long end will not be 6”.

Take a dowel and make a mark 6” from the end (a small dot). Set your miter saw to 45 degrees. Place the dowel against the fence with the mark you made facing straight up and (with the saw OFF) bring the blade down to the dowel and adjust the position of the dowel so that the kerf will pass through your center mark. Clamp a stop block to the fence at the end of the dowel. Check again that the kerf will pass through the center mark when the dowel is butted up against the stop block and make the cut. Compare the two pieces to ensure that you have the setup correct. You may need to move your stop block a hair if you missed perfect alignment. Cut the rest of the dowels.

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#2 posted 04-03-2017 07:53 PM

Sounds like you’re making tent stakes.

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