|Project by dustyal||posted 08-06-2009 03:31 AM||3233 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
Crude, but it works. Thought I’d show the payoff from this site. Kevin83 posted his sled and it gave me the idea. So, I did it… All screw, no glue, so I can disassemble and use the sled alone without the miter box layer on top. Used heavy MDF and other scraps on hand to help quiet the saw and reduce vibration. It cuts okay… for very small shop use—old 10” Delta. Light and easy to move… okay for learning. Waiting for it to burn up to justify new biggie saw. It’s already 15 years old!!
Since I’m learning… did pocket screws for practice… used Forster bits.. got the box at 90 degrees at 45 angle.
The key cut came out even on both sides in my test “box corner.” Thank you, thank you very much… !
I can clamp a stop block to the side easy enough. So, satisfied with it for the time being. Good practice and learning for me.
I made the table the saw is sitting on and it actually folds up to the wall to give me more space when needed.
Shinju posted his folding Stanley rule. So, I’m showing off my two folding rules that are ancient, but they come in handy from time to time. Nice to grab and use something that was dad’s…
Now I need to make my next box with keyed miters, I guess. Sorry for the excessive b.s.
-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...