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The angles and the legs
Step 1. Cut all the pieces to rough length
Acquire or cut all the pieces to the lengths given in the materials list on page one.
The pieces will require further cutting and you will need to work with two angles: 14° and 20°.
Below explains how to find both a 14° and a 20° angle.
Step 2. Finding the angles
Make an angle template by marking the required angles on a work tabletop or square A sheet that forms a distinct flat and rectangular section or component. A transparent panel used to fill a framed section of a window..
To find a 20° angle, measure 1 unit across and 2 3/4 units down (as per diagram).
Note: A unit can be any measurement. For example: if you make each unit 4 inches, then measure four inches (1 unit) across and 11 inches (2 3/4 units) down to make a 20° angle.
To find a 14° angle, measure 1 unit across and 4 units down (as per diagram).
Note: Once again a unit can be anything. If your unit is four inches, it would be 4 inches (1 unit) across and 16 inches (4 units) down to make a 14° angle.
You have now made a template for a 14° angle and a 20° angle.
How much the teeth are angled out on a circular saw blade. the bevel gauge to the required angle when needed.
Step 3. Mark and cut the tops of the legs
Clamp one of the legs on its edge to a sawhorse and commence to mark the angle cut at the top of the leg.
Measure 1″ (25mm) across and 2 3/4″ (68mm) down. (See diagram.)
Square down off each end of the line to complete the cutting line. (See picture.)
Cut along the cutting line with a handsaw.
Do the same to the other three legs.
Step 4. Mark and cut the bottoms of the legs
Lay a pair of legs back to back on a sawhorse, i.e. in mirror fashion. (See picture.)
Measure 25 1/2″ (637mm) along the top of the legs from point a and make a mark which will be point b. See the drawing below.
From point b, use a bevel gauge to mark a 20° cut line inwards across the edge of both pieces and to mark a 14° cut line inwards across the The widest side of a piece of wood. of both pieces.
Then clamp one of the pieces to a sawhorse and cut along the lines with a handsaw. See picture.
The cut is a ‘compound bevel cut’ which means that you are cutting a bevel cut across the width as well as the thickness of the Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees.
Do all four legs the same.