Miter sled for your table saw

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 02-23-2013 01:20 AM 3123 reads 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A miter sled is a useful jig for making perfect 45 degree mitered corners. I made a video a while ago, but I think it was overly complicated. This version is super-easy to make.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 01:29 AM

Yeah, I think this one is a bit nicer than the original one.

Can I have the extra one? :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 01:36 AM

I like this I am going to make one this weekend. Thank you Steve for the pointers

-- Dfed, Altoona PA

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 01:46 AM

Great as always

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 01:55 AM

Oh thanks a bunch Steve…I been wanting to build one of these but keep putting it off…now I got the urge again….mumble mumble mumble….Great Job sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 02:09 AM

I was just thinking… it’s Friday evening and there’s no Mere mortals video on LJ’s… then you post two of them. Touche, my friend…

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 04:31 AM


A simpler way to the Same End!

Thank you very much…

I watched the other video before this one… I thought I noticed an Old Friend at work… (jig)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 08:22 AM

Steve i Love simple and you also have shown some great tips
plus you made me smile and that is a big bonus, thanks

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 03:33 PM

A very simple sled and easy to build.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 04:46 PM

Nice work Steveo…... Always fun to watch.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 05:45 PM

Awesome project, your videos are awesome, and they are getting better each week!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 07:22 PM

great job steve I think I am going to make one soon

-- Coach Mancuso

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#12 posted 02-24-2013 09:24 PM

Ok, after watching and enjoying most all of your projects, I just have to ask one question. Why would anyone choose a miter sled on the table saw instead of using, I don’t know, maybe a miter saw? No, really, this is a real question. After 28 years of my career in carpentry, I really don’t understand why cuts which can be made on the chop box is done on the table saw. Thanks in advance. :o)

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#13 posted 02-27-2013 04:32 AM


Accuracy more so Repeat Accuracy- the angle never gets moved! always cut both miters from same side of jig and always perfect, 90 as a result faster safer better.


nice twist on an old standard Steve.

-- Nad

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