i couldnt figure out how to make cant plates in a mill. its easy to hold the part at one angle, but i couldnt figure out how to get it "canted" on two angles. any one have any ideas
You need a sine plate. There are different types, some just kick it up at one angle. We have one that can throw up 2 angles though, here @ work. They require math to figure out the proper angles...yick. sine cosine tan
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If you're any good @ CAD you can just create the compound angles that way and scrub the top with a ball mill. That way you can hold it straight in a regular vise.
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:55 pm Posts: 28 Location: Maine
Before anyone else risks a finger with the tablesaw method, use some (Anchor brand or other strong) double-stick tape and a long wood scrap to hold the shim. If you're doing compound angle, a tapered board should work (back out of the cut once the blade is through the shim). Also, make sure you're not going to drop a wedge-shaped cut-off between the blade and throat plate - you can make multiple passes.
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:43 pm Posts: 439 Location: Western Washington
Sydnorque, the real prob w/the table saw method is melting the thin edge of the shim, and that starts as the shim is coming out the other side of the blade. Will remember the tape thing though, as I don't have access to a mill. Big thanks!
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