This is one of those jigs I’ve thought about for a while and finally decided to just do it. It’s down and dirty, focused very much on function and not at all on prettiness. Originally I planned to make a dedicated 90 degree miter gauge since the one for my saw is pretty unreliable. It works, but—well, you know.
After I got the 90 degree part finished it occurred to me to try some added functionality. On the board behind the fence I added two fences, one at 45 degrees and the other at 30 degrees. I won’t guarantee they are 100% accurate, but they are darn close.
I did use the 45 degree to cut a quick, square picture frame, a small one. The miters look about as good as any I cut, even with my dedicated miter sled. After I finish milling up the frame, I’ll post it as a project. [link]
There may not be a lot of use for a 30 degree angle, but in the past made a few coat hangers and I cut them at 30 degrees. It will be a bit easier doing it with this than with my wonky Cheap-A miter gauge.
[Below] Mandatory glue up photo.
[Fun Fact: The Esperanto term for miter jig is: bevel-helpilo.]
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!