Miter sled the 2nd

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Blog entry by mIps posted 09-05-2013 12:28 AM 1119 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I had a miter sled, but I didn’t really like it. It was heavy and bulky and, to be honest, not really that well made. So, since I had a few pieces leftover from trimming down the reclaimed counter top for my eventual router table, I decided to make a new one! This time I went in knowing a bit more about what I wanted and how I wanted to make it. The base is construction-grade 1/2” ply. Not the best but it’s what I had. the miter guide / fence pieces are leftover trim from the counter which was two slabs of particleboard glued together and them covered with some sort of laminate. It’s really slick and will provide a great surface for putting the stock against.

This pic is of the sled from the rear. As you can see, I have not cut the slot or added the handle yet. I’m still deciding on how O want the handle.

Here it is from the front. You can sort of see the facing that it on the miter guides.

Here is a somewhat close-up of the brown facing that is on the wings. not sure what it is but it looks like it should provide a nice, even face for stock.

I sort of wish that the wings were a bit taller and wider so I could mount some toggle clamps (not that I have any) but I already like this more than my last one.

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#1 posted 09-05-2013 05:08 PM

If there is one close to Harbor Freight has the best prices on toggle clamps. I would say that with a slick surface like that you will need to use some king of clamps to keep your work pieces from moving.

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