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    Need angle help
    Hey guys

    looking at the buggy plans for the st4 and it says that i need an overall angle of 88 but when we do 44 and 44 it is not correct. also when we only have a 45 degrees chop saw.
    what is the formula or calculation that we are doing wrong

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    Re: Need angle help
    with a 45 degree saw you cant get 44 degrees unless it goes past some, might need to break the grinder out and do it the old fashioned way
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    Millenium Member RickS.'s Avatar
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    When angles are near 45 degrees it's easy to ef up. This is because you can accidently use the wrong side of the cut.
    The 2 mitered pieces to make 88 are actually 46 and 46
    44 and 44 are what is removed.
    Does this make sense?
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    What is the formula for that is there
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    The Bob Ross of MBN Bullnerd's Avatar
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    This is the 3rd thread with this same question.

    Is it ground hog day?
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

    Quote Originally Posted by TALON View Post
    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Millenium Member rgvkid's Avatar
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    Ground hog Day, love that movie!

    Hope you haven't already started cutting material.
    I don't mean to be rude but If your already having a hard time with angles then the rest of the project is gonna be a major headache!
    Need angle help-image.jpg

    First off you need to but or make an Angle finder/Protractor.
    Either store bought or 2 pieces of flat bar screwed together on one end.
    Finding your miter cuts with square is a lot easier to start off with before cutting round.
    You can draw your desired angle on the floor with 2 intersecting lines. Lay 1 piece of tubing on 1 line and the other tube along the opposite line so that one tube lays over the other at the angle point.
    Now use a marker and mark both tubes where they intersect on the outside of the bend and the inside of the bend.
    Lift up the tubes and draw a line between both points that you marked on each tube.
    That's your degree line to cut on which will give you 2 perfect miter cuts on each tube.

    I hope this makes sense, but I have a feeling I may have just made things more complicated for you.
    Sorry about that. In my head it looks easy but describing the method isn't.
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