Picture Frame Miter Sled

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Project by ilyac posted 08-30-2015 08:19 PM 1317 views 6 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I wish I could take any credit for this design, but that’s just not the case. This is a straight copy of the Drunken Woodworker (now Make Something) host David Picciuto’s design for a frame 45° miter sled. You can see the details of the design in the links below, as well as plans on how to make your own.

The original video , and article

The short version is that this jig makes a very accurate 45° cut on the frame sides, and has a stop block riding on a ruler which measures the final interior miter measurement of the frame, not the outside so I can avoid doing math to make sure the picture fits.

I used plywood, for the base, a cheap ruler I found in home depot, and the Micro Jig ZeroPlay Guide Bar System and it all went together very nicely. I have not gotten a toggle clamp yet, but just with the pressure of the stop block against the ruler it does not move much. The last picture is from a frame I built, which will be it’s own project, but all the miters came out very nicely.

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#1 posted 07-29-2016 12:42 PM

This is a nice sled. I’m in the middle of building one like this. I see the picture frame in your other posts. It looks dead on nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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