how would i make this cut (for my sub box)

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  1. e r y k

    e r y k New Member

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    howdy guys

    i am building an angled/wedged enclosure to sit flush against my rear seats.

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    ^picture to get the idea of what im trying to say.

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    |_\ <-- how would i go about making that cut on a table saw? theres no way to get it on the guide cause only 1 corner is touching it.

    any ideas to make this cut?

    thanks
     
  2. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    I'm confused. You are trying to cut the side board (the trapezoid)? If so, what is stopping you rotating the fence to the proper angle? Thinking about this more... maybe your problem is that your table saw doesn't have a fence that can be rotated, so you can only make straight rips. In which case, you need to buy an attachment of some sort that allows you to rip boards at angles. I'd draw an ascii picture, but the editor OT uses doesn't allow for more than single spaces.
     
  3. johnson

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    Are you talking about the front piece or the top and bottom?
     
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    edrox A good man, and thorough

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    your table saw does not have a tilt setting for the blade? Most do
     
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    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    I don't think he is talking about a miter cut.
     
  6. e r y k

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    yea im talking about the trapezoid... the horizontal. :(

    i guess theres no good way to do it but buy a guide
     
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    edrox A good man, and thorough

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    aaah I gotcha. Yeah, I think you're going ot need that guide. Of course Norm (New Yankee Workshop) would recommend making a jig from some scrap wood, and clamping that to the table saw, making a sort of temporary guide
     
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    or you could use a skill saw...not too long of a cut?
     
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    edrox A good man, and thorough

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    sure - rough cut witha circular saw, about 1/4" from the desired line. THen use a belt sander to remove excess material, down to the line?
     
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    sarcasm? lol. The jig sounds like the way to do it for cheap. You'll need a protractor as well.
     
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    edrox A good man, and thorough

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    Not sarcasm at all. Its a pretty common practice, although its much easer with a fixed belt sander or drum sander, than a handheld. Maybe 1/4" is a bit much, more like 1/8-1/16 inch so you are not sanding all day.
     
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    For a cheap guide, use a straight edge (or level) and put a clamp at each end. Measure 1.5" from the cut (thats how far the fence and the blade is on the saw, depending on which side you use) and have at it.
     

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