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TC
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Posted - 03/21/2016 :  12:49:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Plastruct, Evergreen and other angle seems to be available in 45 degree but is not what I need, which is for the outside corner trim of an octagonal structure (135 degrees).

Anyone have tips on how to formulate odd (non-45 degree) angles for this type of application?

Thanks!

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deemery
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Posted - 03/21/2016 :  1:25:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Build a jig out of wood. Use a tilting table saw to get the correct angle on a piece of wood. Then construct the angles using 2 'complementary' pieces of styrene strip, i.e. if your strip is .040 thick, use a piece of .040 x .040 and a piece of .040 x .080, which will get you an angle that's .080 x .080. Fit the shorter one in place, sand it to the correct angle, then glue the wder piece over top of the shorter one. Finally, resand to correct the angle on the

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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