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Another keyed miter saw sled jig

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Project by dustyal posted 1850 days ago 3130 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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...





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1850 days ago

Good job Dusty

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Karson

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#2 posted 1850 days ago

Al bring it to the woodworking meeting next month.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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patron

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#3 posted 1850 days ago

good B.S. !

and the Box Sleds not bad either (:-)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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BTKS

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#4 posted 1850 days ago

I really like the idea of the add on miter key jig on top of the sled. Nice folding rules too. I have a new plastic one for measuring inside dimensions, really like it for ordering windows, don’t have to hold two tape measures and find a free hand to write with. I would enjoy finding an old rule or two just to round out parts of the old tool collection. Nice work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 1850 days ago

Nice jlg

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 1849 days ago

Looks like a real worker. Should make cutting keys a simple task.
Nice jig.

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blockhead

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#7 posted 1829 days ago

Now that’s one helluva jig. Great job Dusty! I’m going to need one of these shortly. Thanks for posting.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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