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therookie

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03-01-2011 05:02 AM

I am working on finishing up my current project which is a pie crust table. The only thing that I have notice that I am having trouble with designing is the center post. I know what I would like to build and that is a hexagonal center post. I would like it to be 4 1/2” across in all directions and it will be hollow in the center. I am only confused on the width of the 6 boards that I need to cut. The angles are going to be and have to be 30 degrees on either edge. So I am not looking for all of the work to be done for me but I am looking for some advice on the width that the boards need to be so I can have a 4 1/2” hexagon.

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 05:15 AM

this should be all you need. glad to help.

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 05:16 AM

Wow thanks so much

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 05:17 AM

Just out of curiosity, could you make a hexagon?

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rance

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 05:36 AM

4.5” from flat to flat?

Thickness of the segments are 3/4 btw.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 05:41 AM

sorry therookie, I read quick, and i always do octagons, thought you said octagon.

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#6 posted 03-01-2011 05:56 AM

the long points on each segment would be 2 1/4”—this wil give you a hexagon that will be 4 1/2” point to point (will fit in a 4 1/2” diameter circle)

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#7 posted 03-01-2011 05:58 AM

Jeff, you beat me to the ‘other one’. Drew, I’ve done the same thing in the past.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 03-01-2011 02:12 PM

Thanks For all of the posts everyone. I dont mind that people make mistakes everyone does thanks again.

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#9 posted 03-07-2011 02:46 AM

Andy, per your request, in 7/8” material:

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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