Curmudgeon in Training
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Collinsville, OK
That's an interesting problem you have. If I understand correctly, you need to make an angle cut that is longer and "pointy-er" than can be executed safely on your miter saw (most will only go to 45 degrees). I'll have to study up on my geometry but I think a sixty degree cut can be made if the board is affixed perpendicular (or at 90 degrees) to the normal orientation on the table and the saw is set to 30 degrees - thereby making a 60 degree cut. I don't have a good idea on how to afix the board in this position accurately or safely other than use a speed square or 90 degree wood angle and clamps to hold it in position. Surely, one of the pro's on the forum has done this before and can offer a suggestion.
On second thought, I might mark it and try it freehand on the band saw.
Last edited by Geoguy; 02-19-2010 at 05:32 PM.