New Mitre Sled

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Blog entry by MrWhite posted 03-22-2013 06:33 PM 3231 reads 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I have been meaning to post this for a while. I have been building a cabinet/drawers for my parents house. Much of the project needed accurate mitres and I have had bad experiences in the past cutting them on a chop saw. Since I just made a crosscut sled for the table saw I figured I would make a mitre sled. So here it is:

As with my crosscut sled, I used ¾” birch ply for the base, doug fir for all the parts on top, and red oak for the sled runners.

Here’s the underside:

Now that I had these two big sleds, I needed a place to keep them. I have a lumber rack system that I built, and on it, is a swing out section for holding sheet goods. I took a 2×4 and cut a rabate down the length of it. Then I attached it to the bottom front of the sheet storage unit. Both sleds and my auxiliary fence system, now sit nicely out of the way.

A couple of shop made toggles and they are held in place:

I finished the cabinet yesterday, so I will have to get that posted soon.


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#1 posted 03-22-2013 07:54 PM

Wow. It’s downright pretty.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 03-22-2013 08:07 PM

nice job

-- Joel

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 08:11 PM

Thanks guys.

I just posted my first project post. I made this sled to make the cabinet. You can see it here:

Office Cabinet


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#4 posted 03-22-2013 10:48 PM

A cross cut sled with some style. Pretty cool.


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#5 posted 03-23-2013 01:14 AM

sweet looking. your storage system is nice too

-- Yves

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#6 posted 03-23-2013 04:19 PM

They look great Mr. White.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#7 posted 09-05-2015 06:45 PM

Wow, that is good enough to stain and finish!

-- "Lathe down your tool to rest and make your piece" Splinter Haven (Todd York)

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#8 posted 09-05-2015 07:26 PM

Thanks Todd! No stain, but I did put a couple of coats of Watco Danish Oil on it.


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