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post #21 of 26 Old 05-14-2019, 03:54 PM
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I'm not sure, but I think some kind of conical steeple.

I have to disagree. Some kind of witches hat, afaics.

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Avadon, What are you making?
I'm making post caps for 6"x6" Posts that are going around a Gothic Church :)
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Are you looking to building the steeple or just the spire atop that steeple?
Just the spire atop the steeple.
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These are great links. Thank you so much for finding them. That one guy, I'm not sure if he's a genius or a madman lol Sounds like he's talking about anti-gravity flying machines. But it's very technical.
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I cut some wood the other day using the correct, miter, tilt and length/radius and still was confused on how to actually cut the pieces. lol So I'm going to lay it out on cardboard first and spare the wood. Once I got my shape I'll then go back to wood. And definitely be back to post pics Thanks everyone for the input.
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Cool

(Pics or it didn't happen, right)

I present to you...

"THE WITCHES HAT"





I decided to start with a 8 sided splayed miter cone as the curved steeple idea seemed simpler. I like to start with the most difficult and work towards least difficult. Then the trick was to make another cone, this one open in the center, which would act like a brim to the steeple. One difficulty is trying to make the top pointy cone beveled at the bottom so that it sits flush ontop of the more shallow cone. Of course one of the other tricky parts was trying to stop the table saw from shooting the angled sides of the pointy top cone across the room.

I uploaded my notes just in case anyone is curious.

Top pointed cone is 9" Dia (4.5 Radius) 15dgs from vertical
Brim Cone 60dgs Miter 19.73dgs Blade Tilt 11.03dgs
I used the chart from the splayed miter video on youtube to get my miters and my saw tilt degrees.

It's best to try the cuts on some scrap lumber until you get the hang of it. For really tall cones, I could see a track saw/circular saw cutting out much longer boards. Best to tape fit all the pieces together to see how the cones fit before gluing. That way you can adjust. If you glue them one by one the errors all are left to the last piece which may be considerably off. Hence my use of putty lol. Next time I'll tape fit it all together first. Better to sand a few pieces to make up for errors than try to dramatically change the last piece.

This Witches Hat will sit ontop of a 6x6" Post AFTER it's painted with Behr outdoor textured paint.
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