Hello. I'd love to pick your brains on this project im really confusing myself with.....
I am working on a round table project with joints that i hope can be un (de?) mounted . I am a newbie and have trouble cutting these joints on a miter saw ( let alone phrasing my question)...
So the geometry is a bit complex (I have an architecture background) but think it would be sooo nice to join these components this way... the 5 legs would come together and slot into a rotational pentagram type shape.
Not only would this require cutting a compound angle but i dont know how to get the angle of the plane on the inside of the joints correct. It has to be at an angle so that the parts fit properly. My first question is how would i produce dimensions for these cuts?.
I can produce detailed angles from my 3d models but dont know how on earth to set them in wood. I have access to allot of tools a the Tech Shop in Detroit (cnc,miter saw, table saw, hand tools). Maybe if i could phrase what im trying to do better i would have a easier time working with the human resources at the tech shop. So my second question is what techniques would be best suited to do this? each angle woud have to be reproduced more or less the same on 5 identical components.
The joins happen on 1X6's (or maybe furniture grade ply)
This shows the cuts from above (the 6" dimension of the 1X6")... about 37 degrees from perpendicular
Shows some of the thickness of the 1" dimension of the 1x6" this dimension is 22.2 from perpendicular.
This image shows the assembly; the blue and red parts show the inside and mated slots of to components respectively
Also does anyone have any examples of projects that have joints cut at angles like this? Do you any alternate ideas for joining these parts?
Thank you for reading... I really look forward to learning more about how to do this.