(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.