In Tricks of the Trade

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I don’t have a compound miter saw, but I figured out how to cut the compound bevel needed at the top and bottom of splayed legs. My answer is to use my basic miter saw and a piece of scrap.

I imagined the leg being held at an angle while cutting to the required miters, so I dropped the workpiece on a V-cradle I made years ago from a 2×4 for drilling round stock, particularly dowels.

With my miter saw set at 10º – it works at any angle – I cut the piece while it was resting in the cradle.

Bingo. Great success without a compound miter saw. –Serge Duclos

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