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10:19AM | 04/29/07
Member Since: 04/28/07
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Ok this is going to sound really funny. I am a union carpenter out of the 377 local in illinois. the other day i decided i wanted my own washer pits... so just kind of rambling into it. I cut 8 pieces at 8 3/4 inches each from long to long. and 7 1/4 from short to short all at a 22.5 degree bevel. For some reason when i got all of the 8 pieces cut. It seemed that only 7 should fit together. I need some help cause this this is bothering me and 3 guys I no that have ben carpenters for over a total of 10 years.

doug seibert

07:22PM | 04/29/07
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
I'm guessing .....but it's easy to get the wrong bevel and the error adds up "17.5 vs 22.5"

Maybe go back and trim all the boards again verifying the 22.5º and exact same size of all the boards........

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."


04:25AM | 05/01/07
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
might want to make sure saw is cutting square. sometimes hauling saws in and out of trailers tends to throw them out of wack. if 7 boards want to go together perfectly, your saw would be cutting 25.714 so maybe your a degree or so out of square. try turning the saw on the other 22.5 and see what happens

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