fine art

home & garden


work in progress


3-d printer
ahp tools
engineering kinetic sculpture
everlast tools
finish work & patinas
focus on art
how to create a sculpture
longevity tools
milling machine & metal lathe
public art
shop math: measuring & leveling
studio tour
tools for the studio
transporting & installing videos
arc welding
bending & shaping
cutting & grinding
general welding
health & safety
mig welding
other techniques
specific projects
tig welding
tool how-to's

  * Cool Improvements to AHP's TIG Welder
  * Changes at Channel Kevin
  * How to Improve Lighting Easily in Hard-to-Reach Places
  * How to Run a Successful Art Career - The Business Side
  * A Tour of Some of the Antiques in My Studio

more ...

"I am so impressed that you continue to create new and fascinating pieces.... I'm tickled by 'Tuned Tails and I love Rust Devil, a visual and aural delight."
--Gwen Henson, Tempe, Arizona

Bookmark and Share

< Back
Next >

How to Cut Pipe Angles Accurately

Kevin has a piece of pipe with a 45 degree angle cut on one end. What if you want to cut exactly the same angle on the other end to, say, make a frame?

This is one of the simplest tricks Kevin says he'll ever show you. This tip will work with a horizontal bandsaw, a chopsaw or even a hacksaw.

All you have to do is clamp your pipe and get your first cut oriented correctly. Then grab a level and put it on your first cut. Now tighten down your clamp and turn on your saw. Now your new cut will be on the same plane as the original cut.

Kevin shows how the original pipe and the part he cut off fit together cleanly and true to create a nice square, sharp corner.

If you don't have a bandsaw or a chopsaw, but you have a hacksaw or a grinder with a cut-off wheel, you still can use this tip.

Just place your level flat on your workbench, then line it up with both sides of your cut and make sure your bubble is right up against your pipe, and mark the top of your pipe. Now come back with your square set at a 45 degree angle, and draw a longer line. Clamp your pipe to your workbench or put it in a vise, and now you are ready to make your cut.

Thanks to Spencer for the suggestion on this video, and thanks to everyone for watching.

Kevin is ready to go back to work, but you might want to stick around for another moment to see him speak eloquently ....

Watch more videos now