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Working with angles
working with angles
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Helpfile 1: Working with angles
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Sometime throughout this project you will have to make some angle cuts across certain members.
Somewhere you will come across a sentence similar to...

"... cut one end of the wood 10° off square."     What's that?

an angle cut accross a piece of wood Ok. Firstly, what's a square cut?

A square cut is a cut that runs straight across a piece of wood.

Therefore, a cut that runs at 10° to the square cut, is a cut that is 10° off square.
Have a look at the drawing over there > > >

All right! So how do we get the angles?

There are four different angles you will work with throughout this project.
They are a 10° angle, a 26.87° angle, a 36.87° angle and a 53.13° angle.

caculating an angle using rise over run eh! They sound like awkward angles to try and work out.

Not really, if you were talking slope (rise over run)
10° would be a rise of 1 for every 5.67 of run.
26.87° would be a rise of 1 for every 2 of run (or near enough).
36.87° would be a rise of 3 for every 4 of run.
53.13°. would be a rise of 4 in every 3 of run.

So, using the above 'rise over run' equation you can make an angle template by marking the required angles on a rectangle panel.

Getting the angles getting the angles

Make an angle template by marking the required angles on a rectangle panel, say a piece of plywood 18" x 24" (450mm x 600mm).

To get a 10° angle, measure 1 unit across the rectangle panel and 5.67 units down.

Note: A unit can be any measurement. For example: if you make each unit 4 inches (100mm), then measure 4 inches or 100mm (1 unit) across and 22 11/16 inches or 567mm (5.67 units) down to make a 10° angle.

To get a 26.87° angle, measure 1 unit across and 2 units down.

Note: Once again a unit can be anything. If your make each unit four inches (100mm), it would be 4 inches or 100mm (1 unit) across and 8 inches or 200mm (2 units) down to make a 26.87° angle.

To get a 36.87° angle, measure 3 unit across and 4 units down.

Note: Once again a unit can be anything. If your make each unit four inches (100mm), it would be 12 inches or 300mm (3 unit) across and 16 inches or 400mm (4 units) down to make a 36.87° angle.

To get a 53.13° angle, measure 4 unit across and 3 units down.

Note: Once again a unit can be anything. If your make each unit four inches (100mm), it would be 16 inches or 400mm (4 unit) across and 12 inches or 300mm (3 units) down to make a 53.13° angle.

You have now made a template for a 10° angle, a 26.87° angle, a 36.87° angle and a 53.13° angle.
Set the T-bevel gauge to the required angle and transfer it to any piece that requires that particular angle cut.

PAGE CONTENTS
bullet Page 1: Introduction, Informative Stuff
bullet Page 2: Plan Drawings and Material List
bullet Page 3: Making the floor
bullet Page 4: Making the front and rear wall frames
bullet Page 5: Making the curved bracing members
bullet Page 6: Making the side wall frames
bullet Page 7: Making the plywood wall panels
bullet Page 8: Cutting and preparing the roof frame
bullet Page 9: Painting the wall frames and panels
bullet Page 10: Fixing the wall panels to the frames
bullet Page 11: Positioning the floor
PAGE CONTENTS
bullet Page 12: Standing the walls
bullet Page 13: Assembling the roof frame
bullet Page 14: Fixing the roof cover
bullet Page 15: Making the door
bullet Page 16: Making the window
bullet Page 17: Hanging the door and window
bullet Page 18: Fitting the drip caps
bullet Page 19: Help
bullet Page 20: Glossary
bullet Page 21: User Comments/Photos
bullet Page 22: Main Index


   

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