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Old 08-22-2013, 08:23 AM
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angle of cut on railroad tie's around tree

A client wants 6 sided railroad tie's around her tree. I am not great at figuring the angle of the cut needed for the ends to make them fit smoothly. Is there a simple formula for this?
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:33 AM
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360/6=60 for each corner each piece is half this angle or 30 degrees.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:11 AM
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360/6=60 for each corner each piece is half this angle or 30 degrees.
Thanks things will go much smoother now
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:37 AM
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Have fun with that. As I remember RR ties are a PITA and dull a chain saw very quickly.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:08 PM
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I might suggest scribing as this will give you the most accurate cuts and final assembled appearance. When you try to cut at a specific angle in situations like this, it never seems to line up the way you want or intended.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:56 PM
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Or you could make a jig out of 3 straight pieces of wood.
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