Cut angle on board

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    John Wright
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    A project I am working on requires precise 30 degree angles be machined on two sides of lumber. The pieced are 2-3 inches wide and 48 inches long. When completed six will be assembled into a hexagon shaped tube to store fly rods for travel. I have not found any way to get the precision I need for good fit on all sides.
    Any help greatly appreciated.

    #752071
    Colin Scowen
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    build a 30 degree shooting board using man made materials, to hang off the side of your bench, with the angle set by wedges that are a lot easier to make to a consistent and accurate angle. Plane runs on a reference surface sitting on your bench, the resultant angle is your 30 degrees. Plane the angled backing piece first, that gives you a reference to measure from, then the support can be screwed in place to give you a consistent width. Make a second one, to support the other end of the board (as some people do with shooting boards), or make the main one long enough that you can cut the support piece off the end. If the wedges are set back from the edge of the angled piece, then you have room for clamps if you need them.

    Colin, Czech Rep.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by Colin Scowen.
    • This reply was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by Colin Scowen.
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    Colin Scowen
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    That was assuming you want to do it all with hand tools. If you have an electric router, make a quick table and fixture.

    Colin, Czech Rep.

    #753452
    John Wright
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    Colin,
    Thank you. I hadn’t considered that particular setup. Many thanks.

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