Link of the week

Jansson’s compound miter saw calculator

So many times in woodworking, we make boxes.  Four sided assemblies with 90 degree corners can become drawers, cabinets and so many other projects.

But, what if you want to make something with a little more flair? More sides? More visual interest?

If you want to go that route, well, get ready to be introduced to the wild and wacky world of compound miters. If trigonometry isn’t your strong suit, well, you might be looking for a calculator to do the heavy lifting for you.

This site is a versatile calculator that allows you to plug in your known numbers and come up with angles to create n-sided boxes, n-sided pyramids, general compound miters and other brain-twisting math.  Just plug in the info, set your saw and start cutting…

8 thoughts on “Link of the week”

  1. Saved it to my favorites list and I’m sure I’ll have to use it one day…now remembering where I put it will be the issue. Do you have an app for that?

    Thanks for sharing the link. 🙂 – dan

  2. Great link, Tom! I don’t know how you find the time to hunt all this down, but am very glad you do. Math is HARD! lol I love using a calculator anytime I can, rather than digging out my old trig books.

  3. You are awesome! I am totally baffled by this kind of thing and have searched the interwebs for something like this but I guess my keywords were weak.

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