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  • Compound Bevel Cuts for Hexagonal Gazebo "Top Cap"?

    I am almost done with an 8' foot hexagonal gazebo, that I am building for my wife. All was going well until it came time to make the ("Top Cap") for the roof of the Gazebo->Now I have 6 pie shaped peices that I must cut to size and shape and correct compound-bevels on the 12 sides of this Gazebo Cap. So how do I make the 12 compounmd-mter cuts Cuts for Hexagonal Gazebo "Top Cap"? Is there a table of software out there for doing this?

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    Re: Compound Bevel Cuts for Hexagonal Gazebo "Top Cap"?

    Originally posted by tbear7672 View Post
    I am almost done with an 8' foot hexagonal gazebo, that I am building for my wife. All was going well until it came time to make the ("Top Cap") for the roof of the Gazebo->Now I have 6 pie shaped peices that I must cut to size and shape and correct compound-bevels on the 12 sides of this Gazebo Cap. So how do I make the 12 compounmd-mter cuts Cuts for Hexagonal Gazebo "Top Cap"? Is there a table of software out there for doing this?
    Here are a few links that may help you figure it out ->

    http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/dat...04/steve2.html

    http://www.icoachmath.com/sitemap/hexagonalpyramid.html

    http://www.easycalculation.com/area/pyramid.php

    http://www.coolmath.com/reference/polygons.html

    HTH
    Cheers! - Jim
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    All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Schopenhauer

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      Re: Compound Bevel Cuts for Hexagonal Gazebo "Top Cap"?

      As soon as I can decide if I should go with HEX or OCT, I will be building a gazebo also.

      Here is a link to the site I'm turning to for assistance...

      http://www.blocklayer.com/GazeboEng.aspx

      Hope you can find an answer there

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