Cutting Acute Angles At The Table Saw (Tenoning Jig) #woodworking

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how would you go about cutting a 60

degree bevel on the end of a piece of

timber if it's a small piece like this

you might use a miter gauge this

particular in chromatic gauge goes all

the way to 60 degrees actually goes to

61 by the looks of it on either side so

you could use that but that alone and

let me cut a piece of timber as tall as

what my blade can go which in the case

of a saw stop is about 76 military

inches yes a piece is a little bit

taller like this you could take to the

miter saw this will go all the way to 16

and you cut it that way but again you

limit to the capacity of your word a saw

and that would be I think about 150 mm

or about 6 inches for my soul believe it

or not the solution is actually using

the table saw and you say hang on Paul

my table saw early goes from 0 to 45 not

0 to 60 how can I cut such an angle well

given a limited size up to about 500 mil

you can use the table saw in a jig to

cut a 60 degree bevel quite comfortably


the juke is made from roughly a quarter

sheet of 18 millimeter per employ would

add a bit of an odd size of cut leftover

from breaking down a full sheet of

plywood for the prototype X shelf

after breaking down the quarter sheet I

can proceed to rip out the SERPs native

to form both the table saw fence runner

and the clamping board there is a crude

catalyst in the description if you're



switching over to a dado stack I can cut

the dado and rebate needed in two of the

table saw other pieces they'll assemble

in sort of a lower case hate shape

I could then switch the dado stack to

5/16 of an inch to cut the majority of

the waste away for the dovetail slots

for the match fit clamps removing the

waste the table saw puts considerably

less stress on the round a bit and

Chester working in a single purse

speaking of the router bit it's a half

inch fourteen degree dovetail bit with a

half inch shank

now this isn't sponsored by microjig but

if you haven't seen the Maastricht

clamps they are actually pretty

interesting this is your standard half

inch 14 degree dovetail and in slots aid

dovetail climb this magical plant you

might wonder what the big deal about a

dovetail Plan B is compared to something

like a truck saw that in the case of

this bosch trachsel clamp he profile and

doesn't lend itself to being routed into

wood you could do it but there's no

gonna be the most stronger connection

but the Trachsel club has a bit of a

funny profile it will fit into the

dovetail quite nicely there is a lot

more play in it and it's not as secure

will dig into the wood and potentially

pull it out before assembling a

cotton-headed a reference stop this all

ensure all the boards are loaded into

the jig square because I only have to

dovetail clamps I added two toggle

clamps to the reference stop pieces I'll

be cutting and wide enough that I need

to clamp from both sides since I'm still

working through the whole prototyping

process for now everything is just put

together with screws worst case if I

decide I'd need to add glue later the

screws will work as clamps off-camera I

cut these two gussets they just cut on

the table saw to get a square and then

cut on the bandsaw for the shape and

I've I've just noticed that I've screwed

them on in different directions it

doesn't really matter

these Guses add a way to you keep this

nice and square as well as somewhere for

my hands to go when I'm using it on the

table saw fence gives me a good handle

that is nice and safe

why did I need to make a jig so freaking

big well the long section that makes the

60-degree martyr's is a walking 1.1

meters by 400 millimeters or 43 inches

by 16 inches

it needs the width plus the extra weight

at the base


so why did I go to all that hassle for

this and what is this this is a half hex

for a full hex storage unit that my

friends have commissioned me to do they

wanted to go with plywood and show off

the plywood edges show that it is

plywood and that also meant martyring

all corners and the only way to do the

nice crisp 60-degree miters is with a

tenoning jig like what I've just built

if I did a full hex it would only be 30

degrees all the way around but that

would be quite a massive unit and a lot

of wasted space

these hexes will be stacked upon each

other and form really sort of modular

type system and hopefully you'll see

there in the next episode or two thanks

for watching that jig was also really

useful for cutting the bevels that I'll

need to make up clamping and calls to

this but it's currently four degrees out

here so that's the future poles problem