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hoppnjoe

08:13AM | 05/02/06
Member Since: 04/30/06
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hi everyone, i need some help here. i want to build a octagon flower bed 40 inches across it. i know that i have to cut at 30 degrees but cant figure out how long each piece have to be. can anyone help with this? thanks for anyhelp

doug seibert

01:29PM | 05/02/06
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
I presume you want the 40" measured from one side to the opposite side....(rather than from point to point)

A HEXAGON.....six sides.....uses a 30º cut angle .....with sides about 23".....

An OCTAGON......eight sides ......uses a cut angle of 22 1/2º....with sides about 16.5" ....

hoppnjoe

05:14PM | 05/02/06
Member Since: 04/30/06
4 lifetime posts
thanks for the help. you savrd me alot of time trying to figure it out. thanks again
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