I know this has been talked about a lot and "Westernbeekeeper" did a great photo tutorial but I have a few question.

I've read a lot of post where they talk about setting the saw at 10 degrees to make the angled ear cuts, I set up my saw to make some trial pieces and I ended up with my blade around 5 degrees in order to get the dims. to match the "Dadant" frame.


I drew it up in CAD and found the actual angle to be 5.7 degrees. Can someone help me figure this out?

Here is Westernbeeker's photo that I added what the dims should be based in the above .pdf file. Westernbeekeeper, can you verify if your dims. match the drawing?

I'm sorry to be questions other peoples work but I'm just trying to make sense of it.

Thanks, Steve