I am working on a project and need to make an angled cut, but do not have a bandsaw to make the 70 degree point. I am thinking I can use my table saw with the blade tilted. Or, with it on its tall side and use the miter gauge. Any guidance or pointers?
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You could do this pretty quickly and very safely with a hand plane. Ideally use a low angle plane to minimize the tear out, but any hand plane would do ok with this. You could also set it vertically on a table saw to make a cut, making the cut while the board is still long. You will need to use a jig to hold the work piece securely through the cut. Also, the angle is not critical. You could simply lay the board flat and cut it to a 45 degree angle as well. The only purpose for the angle is to help make it easier to get the burn-in started, so a 45 degree angle would do fine but just take slightly longer to get started. Not a big deal, however.
Hope this helps,
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