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Project by JSB posted 86 days ago 2057 views 33 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The benefit of using a miter sled for the table saw instead of using a miter saw to cut your miters is that it is incredibly fast and accurate. I made this miter sled for my table saw entirely out of a 24” square of 1/2” plywood. It’s incredibly easy to make with literally only 3 cuts (runners and the triangle). It has enough area to fully support 6” wide frame pieces. And it lays nice and flat against the wall when not in use.

If you would like to make one too I made a step by step video for it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbTVWjoXuG4

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com





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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 86 days ago

Hello Jay

A good idea to ” recycle” the low of the piece to make the jig

Thanks for sharing anf good continuation for your blog

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

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Peter Brown

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#2 posted 86 days ago

I like it. It also looks like the thumb holes would be large enough for an F style clamp too!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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doitforfun

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#3 posted 86 days ago

Nice. I made one last week. Yours looks like a UFO. Nice clock, by the way.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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eddie

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#4 posted 86 days ago

sweet jig Jay and like the french cleat wall system too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Lucsdogs

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#5 posted 86 days ago

Nicely done. I made something very similar a few years back and found that a higher (wider) fence was a great benefit when cutting vertical miters. In any event your right about the speed and accuracy as compared to other methods.

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NormG

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#6 posted 86 days ago

Great idea, thank you for sharing

-- Norman

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 85 days ago

Nice project Jay, simple and useful!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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drbyte

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#8 posted 85 days ago

Very well done! And a side benefit to doing miter-joints this way is that they are complimentary angles, so if one side is off by even a fraction of a degree, the other side will be off by the same amount to make up for it and 90 degrees is maintained!

-- Dennis, WV

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 85 days ago

Need to build a new one, so I think I shall copy yours.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 85 days ago

It’s a nice sled and a great addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roger

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#11 posted 76 days ago

I’d call this a Stealth Sled

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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