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How to calculate rotation for three square interlocking angled legs?

This is a similar table base that I built a few years ago. The joint you trying to replicate is actually a Japanese joint that is most common in much smaller stock and used to make puzzles called “...
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Cheap Surfacing Bit and Quality Carbide Cutters

I'm not one that has ever subscribed to "you get what you pay for" or "cheap or good, pick one" as being truisms and the basis of reliable buying principles. Although of course ...
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What length screw should I use for a computer desk

I'm assuming that for a desk, you do not want the screws to be visible from the work surface. If that is true, then you probably want to use a system like the Kreg pocket hole jig, which actually ...
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Application for OSB board plans - fill rectangle with minimum amount of boards

I don't know that there is any such software but you could do this old-school. Scale plan and paper Using a scale plan and small pieces of paper cut to size to represent the OSB you can play with ...
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How to calculate rotation for three square interlocking angled legs?

I came across a similar design recently. The pictures on that site show (as @Graphus mentioned) that the 3 "legs" are all at right angles to each other.
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Rocking horse without a band/scroll saw or belt sander

This shouldn't take days with hand tools. This is how I would approach it. For the convex side (bottom side) of the curved rockers, roughly cut the shape with a hand saw (or use the table saw if you ...
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Rocking horse without a band/scroll saw or belt sander

Bent lamination would work well for making the rockers with the tools you have available. You can cut the thin strips on your table saw then glue and clamp them in a simple jig. If you are ...
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Cut list basics

You'll probably want to do both. You certainly want to separate out your plywood from your solid wood. With your plywood, you can lay things out down to very fine resolution so you can get exactly ...
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Is it possible to convert Ikea crib to an adult sofa/couch?

I suspect the answer to the question in the title is yes, but not a good one. The crib is obviously made for a very lightweight occupant and the limited amount of strain they can introduce :-) and as ...
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Half-lap joints for day-bed build?

An edit with a sketch image was added after i wrote the answer below. As designed in the sketch i would add legs under the half lap joints in the middle. One leg under each joint. Using 2x6 boards ...
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How to calculate rotation for three square interlocking angled legs?

The legs must be perpendicular to each other avoid any 'diamonding'. See: It is only at 90 degrees the intersection will maintain squareness. You can form your caltrop this way: I think to to ...
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Application for OSB board plans - fill rectangle with minimum amount of boards

Another method you could use would be to take the total surface area of everything you want to cover, then divide that by the surface area covered by a single OSB sheet. This would give you the ...
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What length screw should I use for a computer desk

With the addition of your sketch for the design of your desk several other design considerations besides screw length come to mind. Although this answer does not directly address your question it ...
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What length screw should I use for a computer desk

Firstly the big issue for most woodworkers, the question of screwing into the edges of plywood. You'll see plenty of advice not to do this if you look around, but you'll also see admissions from ...
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How does one measure stock for miter cuts?

What is the proper way to measure for a miter joint? There are often several good ways to tackle a woodworking task, and miter joints are certainly in that category. Whether to measure from the ...
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