Cut Angle in Shelf Greater than 45 Degrees?

Old 01-07-23, 02:57 PM
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Question Cut Angle in Shelf Greater than 45 Degrees?

When it comes to projects, angles are my kryptonite.

I'm currently building some 10in deep floating shelves out of 1.5" thick butcher block. As you'll see in the pics below, I have to do a bevel cut on one end at 52 degrees to match the pitch of the stairs. My miter saw will only tilt to 45 degrees. What's the best/safest way to do this, whether it be on the miter, a table saw, a circular saw, or something else?

Old 01-07-23, 04:28 PM
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Put a piece of wood under the board to lift it off the bed of the saw. It's quick and dirty but it works. Practice on some 2x material until you get the right angle.
Old 01-07-23, 11:59 PM
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So you would tilt the saw 38 degrees from vertical, or better would be to use a table saw.


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