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After wasting a lot of plywood trying to get a true 60 degree angle using a Chinese-made adjustable triangle, I finally made a new layout using a simple method that I learned 40 years ago in geometry class, but had forgotten until it was brought to my attention again by the folks at Lumberjocks.
Use a compass to lay out all three sides of a triangle that are of equal length (that is, an equilateral triangle), and the inside angles will all be 60 degrees.
I didn’t have a compass, so I made one from a pencil, a couple deck screws and a length of scrap plywood (boy do I have a lot of scrap plywood now). Once I had my line at 60 degrees from the cutting edge, I just screwed down a couple pieces of plywood to act as blocks. The long block also has a couple of toggle clamps, which are handy with large pieces of plywood.
Result: Perfect equilateral triangles!
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