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Cutting Acute Angles

As part of the bird feeder reconstruction I had to cut some angles that were acute, beyond the 45 degree location on all my saws. What is the trick to cutting these? I ended up using my band saw and following the line drawn.

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Have you tried a tapering jig on the table saw? You can use some pretty steep angles with one of those.
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I have one and did not think to use it. My idea was how to cut one knowing the exact angle. The taper jig will work but the line better be correct.

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-09-2020, 11:39 AM
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Use a protactor .......

You can print out a protractor on some clear acetate, OR use a digital protractor to set and to verify your angles....


A digital protractor from Home Depot:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/General-...B&gclsrc=aw.ds


If you are using a miter gauge on the table saw OR a mitersaw, be aware that the setting on either one is NOT the angle in degrees! On them "zero" is really 90 degrees. Here's the way I explained it way back when:
https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f27/...iter-saw-9644/

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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I have one and did not think to use it. My idea was how to cut one knowing the exact angle. The taper jig will work but the line better be correct.

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I would think about it the same as cutting on your bandsaw. Mark the line, then set up the taper jig to cut that line.

I'm assuming your taper jig is the sled type, so you just align your cut line with the edge.
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Can you stand your piece up on the edge and run the face along the fence rather than on the table?
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Can you stand your piece up on the edge and run the face along the fence rather than on the table?
That would probably work unless you're feeding ostrdges or some other gigantic bird species in which case just feed them neighborhood cats and dogs.

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