Re: Making accurate compound miter bevel cuts
In this case, a table saw compound miter sled is a better choice. For a hexagon, you need a 30 degree horizontal angle on the wood and the cut needs to be at 15 degrees vertical (note, looking at your pieces, it looks like you may be using about 20 degrees, adjust accordingly). Cut a piece of plywood big enough to fit over both miter slots on your table saw, cut guides to fit into the miter slots and glue and screw them to the plywood. Run your table saw angle to 30 degrees and make test cuts until you are certain it is cutting the exact angle desired. Then set a test piece on the sled and verify it is properly set to 30 degrees. You will still have to test that it is cutting exact, but it should be close enough that a disk sander can adjust as needed.
Last edited by Fusion_power; 12-14-2013 at 02:29 PM.
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