Table saw 55 deg chamfer question

I have a 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 piece that requires a 55 deg (from the vertical) x .75 chamfer on all four sides of the large periphery. How can I do this on a table saw with a 10" blade that only goes 45 deg? If I place the piece vertical for a 35 deg cut the blade won't be tall enough. Unfortunately all I have is the table saw to make the cut. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Mike
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Stand the board on its edges and run it through with a 35 degree angle.
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Read it again.

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What did I miss? My suggestion is the same as Doug's and the OP stated that Doug's method would work.
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The OP said in his original message that your method wouldn't work. I guess you were right in assuming he didn't know what he was talking about as he later said it would.

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Boy - I really did miss it then CW. I thought his original post said he was trying to obtain the cut by laying the board down on the table, not standing it up on edge. Sometimes I wish they'd make these newsreaders easier to understand...
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You're right, I could have made it clearer. I could not get over the idea that if I put the board on edge that my only cut was on the upper edge of the board. It took you gents to show me the simple solution by using the table saw in a way I've never used it before: by placing the fence on the other side of the blade and cutting the bottom. edge. It worked great. Thanks for all your feedbacks. Mike
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Oh? Why not? Seems to me you need to have the blade only a little more than one inch above the table.

That's all you need.

Cut at the *bottom* corner, not at the top: __________ | | | | | | | | | | \\ | | \\ | | \\ . | \\ . | \\ . | \\ .______|

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Of course! Then all I have to do is protect the fence with some scrap. Thanks Doug, I'm heading out to the garage now. Mike
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NO!!!!
Refer to the "drawing" I made in my previous post. The fence should be on the RIGHT, not the left.
Left to right, it should be blade - wood - fence. NOT fence - blade - wood. Assuming a left-tilt saw, anyway, as I illustrated.
If you have a right-tilt saw, put the fence on the left. In either case, you want the workpiece between the fence and the blade, NEVER the offcut.

I hope I caught you in time!
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My blade only tilts to the right. However, I just found out that I can effectively place the fence on the opposite side of the blade for a short but adequate distance. I've never done this before and this should work just fine. Mike
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Mike and Karol wrote: > I have a 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 piece that requires a 55 deg (from the vertical) x > .75 chamfer on all four sides of the large periphery. > How can I do this on a table saw with a 10" blade that only goes 45 deg? > If I place the piece vertical for a 35 deg cut the blade won't be tall > enough. > Unfortunately all I have is the table saw to make the cut. > Any suggestions would be appreciated.
You need a jig to hold the piece to SAFELY do this job.
You definitely do NOT want to make the cuts with out a jig holding the piece.
At least NOT in my shop.
Sears used to offer an universal jig that would allow you to stand the piece on edge while being held in place by the jig, then run it thru the saw with the blade set at 35 degrees.
An alternate would be a tenoning jig.
Lew
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Lew, I definately agree. Thanks.
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See Tenon Jig. Adapt for your project.
http://www.garagewoodworks.com/jigsfixtures.htm
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Or just screw it to a longer board. Keep it simple.
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