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The Band Saw Accessories...made in the Shop #3: Tilting Bandsaw Miter Sled

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 11-17-2010 06:07 PM 1941 reads 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Bandsaw Crosscut Sled Part 3 of The Band Saw Accessories...made in the Shop series Part 4: Let's Build a Bandsaw Miter Sled »

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
...Nelson Mandela, first black president of South Africa & Nobel Prize recipient .(1918- )

The idea of the tilting bandsaw miter sled came to me while working on creating a variety of wood inlay banding patterns for various wood projects to be built. Sometimes my choice is to cut inlay segments by using the dedicated miter sled for the table saw and for those operations the table saw technique works just fine. However, my curiosity and imagination has led me to the band saw where my first concern was about the quality of the cut for the inlay segments. It is no longer a concern as this method works very well when cutting miters on flat material. (So far I have been using a 3/8” blade with 4 teeth per inch and the cut is clean.)

Read the entire Tilting Bandsaw Miter Sled article.

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Learn about the Bandsaw Crosscut Sled.

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Check out the Bandsaw Rip Fence made in the Shop.

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Learn a technique for Cutting Thin Strips on the Band Saw.

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13 comments so far

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Toolz

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#1 posted 11-17-2010 06:32 PM

Very neat Bob, Thanks for posting.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 11-17-2010 06:51 PM

Hi Bob,

Cool way to get 45*...

I think it would be a PITA with my bandsaw… will tilt… but not the easiest to adjust… G0555…

I think I’m stuck with the other axsis to tilt… :) :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 11-18-2010 03:58 AM

Good stuff Bob! Adding this one to my favorites….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Bob Simmons

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#4 posted 11-18-2010 05:09 AM

Dan…Thanks. Hope it serves you well!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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Chip

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#5 posted 11-18-2010 05:28 AM

Excellent idea Bob. Favorited.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Bob Simmons

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#6 posted 11-18-2010 05:49 AM

Toolz…Thanks for your support. Hope it works well for you.

Joe…The 45 is the most common for sure however, other sleds can be built for other angles as well.

Chip…Glad the idea works for you. In just 10 minutes it will be ready for you to enjoy.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 11-18-2010 05:41 PM

I like it, why buy when you can come up with that. Nice work.

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

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Bob Simmons

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#8 posted 11-18-2010 08:03 PM

ken90712…Works well and cost little. (a good combination) Thanks!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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Diggerjacks

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#9 posted 11-18-2010 08:07 PM

Hello Bob another very good project

I have no more time to make all your beautiful ideas but I’m working for

Thanks for sharing and see you later for another original idea to help us to succeed

Thanks

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#10 posted 11-19-2010 12:41 AM

niiice simple jiiigs for the band saw
thankĀ“s for sharing them with us

Dennis

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Bob Simmons

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#11 posted 11-19-2010 06:55 AM

Diggerjacks…Merci beaucoup! The projects will just take a few minutes…:) You are very welcome. It’s a pleasure sharing with people that want to succeed. My Best.

Dennisgrosen…Simple can be very good! More than happy to share and thanks for your support.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#12 posted 11-19-2010 07:35 AM

I think this technique and your horizontal sled from your previous video would work great making shoji screen and japanese lantern parts. In fact, I’m going to give it a try. I’ve been inspired!

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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Bob Simmons

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#13 posted 11-19-2010 08:32 PM

David..The door is open and it’s just a matter of walking through. Go fir it!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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