# On cutting miters

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Polygon Angle Program Do you find that those tables of saw angles for compound miter setups never seem to have the numbers you want -- like for that 7-sided polygon with steeply sloping sides? Do sine and cosines give you a headache that reminds you of why you hated trigonometry class in high school? If so, this Windows95/98 program might be for you. It calculates the proper angles for polygons having 3 to 16 sides and side slopes from 0 to 60 degrees. It also shows you graphically what you need to cut and will even print out a drawing for you to take to the shop. Self-installing executable, 800k
Dan.
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Or you can go here and find the link for 'hoppers.zip':
http://home.insightbb.com/~jpaquay/shop.html
It's a simple, small spreadsheet that will let you find the compound angles of ANY number of sides with ANY side slope. Ain't nothin' new, it's been available from my www site since before Al Gore invented the internet.
Not self-installing, no executable, 33kb, any version of any OS (just gotta have Excel or Quattro Pro). Graphics? Sure, it's got some graphics. If you can't figure out what to do from the instructions and graphics, you probably shouldn't be messing around with sharp objects in the first place.
John

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