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Here is a picture of a planter that I spied in my travels. I figured most out. Except the octagon wheels I know the angles are 22 1/2 degrees.
Not sure how to layout the cuts? Any suggestion appreciated.
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be over whelmed...

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A wheel is much like a picture frame. All the angles have to be equal and all the sides have to be equal in length. If you can master those two requirements the pieces will mesh perfectly. Sounds easy doesn't it?
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follow this link this how I do it

How to Draw an Octagon (with Pictures) - wikiHow
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Not so easy. I think my wife would love this. We have a space in the back yard where this would be really charming.

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Perfect for going up and down stairs!
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Perfect for going up and down stairs!
have you forgotten what elevators are for...

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Laid out one for a game board a few years back. As per John's suggestion I googled "how to draw"and it worked out well. Bought a round cut board from Lowes which made it a bit more difficult.
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To get the desired angle for the wheel, divide 360 by the number of sides. I would most likely get as close as possible and wind up putting in a heavy duty spline, or tongue and groove the connecting points because warping, twists, splits, and other imperfections will make it pretty much impossible to get a perfect joint in construction grade lumber. By using splines, you could round out the wheels so the planter could roll around. Would have to have spokes of some sort to put the wheel on a shaft of steel pipe. Doesn't have to be a fancy construction to make it a movable planter. My wife likes to move stuff around in the garden and clever as this is, it will be heavy and awkward when filled with dirt and plants.
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A wheel is much like a picture frame. All the angles have to be equal and all the sides have to be equal in length. If you can master those two requirements the pieces will mesh perfectly. Sounds easy doesn't it?
If not, then you'll have a mesh on your hands. (a groaner)
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