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.