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lumberjoe

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357 days ago

I want to make another serving tray, but I want to use splayed miters. I can’t for the life of me figure out the math of how to get a proper splayed miter (rectangle) with a flat bottom. Any tips or places to look?

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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 357 days ago

I have a chart for just that but I never splay anything out past five degrees and I have found that a simple 45 degree cut at this five degree angle works just fine. Five degrees will work well with a serving tray, in my opinion. Over five degrees it starts to become an issue. Experiment with five degrees and see what you like.

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 357 days ago

There’s a great chart, instrustions and pictures on BING “splayed miters”. Also Shop Smith gave instructions for this as far back as 19787 when I got my machine. Just go internet shopping. Good luck!

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DrDirt

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#3 posted 357 days ago

http://woodgears.ca/miter/splayed_miters.pdf

Above is the chart Handtooler mentioned

You just decide how many sides, and what angle you want to lay out at and it will give you the settings for the compound cut.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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lumberjoe

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#4 posted 357 days ago

Thanks. The 45 and 5 works for me. Since I want the tray to sit flat, Should I assume I need to cut a 5 degree bevel on the bottom edge first?

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Jim Finn

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#5 posted 356 days ago

Yes, 5 Degrees on the bottom edge should to the trick.

-- In God We Trust

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