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Forum topic by lumberjoe posted 09-03-2013 06:38 PM 1009 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lumberjoe

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09-03-2013 06:38 PM

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 09-03-2013 08:20 PM

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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#2 posted 09-03-2013 08:40 PM

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 09-03-2013 08:53 PM

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.

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 02:08 PM

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 09-05-2013 02:44 AM

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

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