Here’s a neat little gizmo, Jan 24, 2016

Here is a neat little gizmo you can easily build and that can be really useful as a strategy to transfer angles and discover angles for miter joints:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Angle-Divider-for-Perfect-Miters/

It really seem easy to build and is something we can do in class if we get a bit of spare time.

Although you should go to the link above and check it out for yourself, here are a few screen captures to peak your interest:

The finished product:

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 11.05.41 AM

The home-made tool finding the overall angle:

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 11.06.06 AM

And, finally bisecting the angle to find the miter:

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 11.06.18 AM

Pretty neat, eh? Check out the link to see if you can figure out how to build it!

jh

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About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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