That's basically what I did. I don't recall how long the piece was,

but I used that as the hypotenuse and X as my opposite side so I ended

up with SIN 5 = X/hypotenuse I think? Anyway, it came out that I

needed one end .136 higher than the other so I used a .25 parallel on

one side and a .375 on the other with a piece of .010 shim sitting on

top of it. I cut it and it seems to fit fine. This is the first time

I have had to cut an angle like that - it may be worth my while to

pick up a vise in the future.

thanks,

Kevin

--- In GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com, "Jim E." <jim0000@a...> wrote:

> My math may be wrong, but on a 6" base, the height needed at that

> distance would be .523". A .5" rod stuck in at a distance of 5.73"

from

> the end would provide the 5° angle you desire.

>

> Assuming this is a one-off and you have one of those 'floating'

angle

> finders

>