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Dave's Workshop #17: Handy Mini Multi-Miter Sled

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 07-24-2016 08:55 PM 834 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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!



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 07-25-2016 11:48 AM

Nice title, say that three times fast.
As for the sled, great idea to add the angle cuts on the back, makes it very useful three ways. Nifty.

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#2 posted 07-29-2016 07:26 PM

See the test project for this jig here [link].

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 07-30-2016 12:06 PM

That sure does make a nice compact miter jig. It’s a very handy and practical design.

I’m going to mark the post with my favorites so I can come back to it. I like this compact design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 07-30-2016 12:19 PM



That sure does make a nice compact miter jig. It s a very handy and practical design.

I m going to mark the post with my favorites so I can come back to it. I like this compact design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks. It’s one of those things that was kicking around in my head for months.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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