Compound angle of Hall Tree from Woodsmith Magazine 219



I made a drawing from woodworking plans that showed the compound angle of the legs of a Hall Tree as 2 degrees. This compound angle did not work out, so I altered the drawing using other dimensions on the plans. Now I want to determine the compound angle to cut the legs on my table saw. Unfortunately, I can’t figure how to use the protractor off axis to measure the compound angle. Any help would be appreciated.Hall Tree 2.skp (24.2 KB)


I measured the rake and splay angles on the legs and it’s approx 1.9° in each direction. The angle of the outside corner off vertical is approx. 2.7°. I drew a face that passes through the corners as shown. That makes it easy to orient the protractor.


Thanks Dave for your help