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degree to make an 8 sided planter

My wife wants me to make an 8 sided planter to go around our flag pole. Can some one tell what degree I need to set my miter saw at for cutting the 8 sides.
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Depends on how you are making it. 22.5 degrees is a good start. Check out this site though. good calculator
http://jansson.us/jcompound.html
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here's how you get the answer...

A circle has 360 degrees, and divided by 8 will give 45 degree angles in each corner, but that is the total angle.
You will want half the angle to get the miters. which will be 22 1/2 degrees.

Here's another explanation:
http://kregjig.ning.com/forum/topics/miter-cut-angles

If the sides taper, then you will need the compound calculator posted above:
http://jansson.us/jcompound.html

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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8 sided planter

Thanks to the both of you!! Great info that will be a huge help.

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