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I need to make angled slots in the ends of 3/4" square stock. The slots are 5/32" wide and 7/8" long at an angle of 65 degrees.

I can make one slot fine with two cuts on the bandsaw but I am stumped on how to make the other slot which is 65 degrees in the other direction. My Delta bansaw only tilts that far in one direction.

I know there must be a simple answer to this problem, but I can't find it!
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Hi fishlore, you didn't say how deep for the grooves or how long the piece is that you need the ends slotted... but can you rig up some type of carriage sled to rest the piece on when running across your router table fence?
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Your BS tilts to 65? I probably got this all wrong but if the 2/65 cuts are made in the 3/4" ends of the board, you could do it on a table saw with a standard miter gauge. Stand them up, blade height at 7/8" and run them through.

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I need to make angled slots in the ends of 3/4" square stock. The slots are 5/32" wide and 7/8" long at an angle of 65 degrees.

I can make one slot fine with two cuts on the bandsaw but I am stumped on how to make the other slot which is 65 degrees in the other direction. My Delta bansaw only tilts that far in one direction.

I know there must be a simple answer to this problem, but I can't find it!
If you rotate the stock 180 degrees about its long axis you can use the same setup.
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Can you cut a wedge and use carpet tape to hold it in position for the second. It works well on corbels and others cuts that require the cut out piece of wood to stay in place for the next cut.

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Hi fishlore, you didn't say how deep for the grooves or how long the piece is that you need the ends slotted... but can you rig up some type of carriage sled to rest the piece on when running across your router table fence?
The grooves are 7/8" long and the piece, which has to have a groove cut in each end, is only 3" long. My router table only holds bits 90 degrees. I can chamfer but I can't cut a slot at a 65 degree angle. I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here, but I don't know what it is.
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I think not sure but if you rotate the miter in the oppsite direction to 115deg
that will give you the angle. I think this is what your wanting the oppsite angle is 65deg
of course Im baseing this on a table saw which should be a easier cut.

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Jig it vertical on tablesaw with tennon jig
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Default Like Drew said...

... if you rotate the right picture by 180 degrees, you'll get the left one. So just rotate your piece by 180 degrees. In other words: your cuts have two-fold rotational symmetry around the vertical axis ,

Edit: sorry make that horizontal axis. I guess a jig is in order

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