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Simple miter sled

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Project by drfixit posted 11-08-2009 06:13 AM 3531 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick miter sled I put together tonight. 1/2 plywood for the base, some UHMW plastic left over for the runners, Poplar for the fences and a little plexiglass for a blade guard. I used a framing square to lay it out, and then double checked everything with the ol 3,4,5 triangle trick…. gee and I thought I would never use algabra once I got out of school!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!





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#1 posted 11-08-2009 06:33 AM

Good Job nice sled

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#2 posted 11-08-2009 06:42 AM

simple? wow nice sled i thought mine was over the top.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 11-08-2009 07:16 AM

Nice, everyone could use one of these!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#4 posted 11-08-2009 07:27 AM

Make me one please~nice sled.

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#5 posted 11-08-2009 08:10 AM

The 3,4,5 technique is more geometry than algebra :)

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#6 posted 11-08-2009 08:38 AM

This is probably why I failed Algebra…LOL
Nice sled and you’ve given me some thoughts for my own “someday” project .Thank you

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 11-08-2009 09:47 AM

Nicely done…......simple, inexpensive and functional.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 11-08-2009 11:39 AM

Nice sled. Is on my to do list. Mike

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#9 posted 11-08-2009 03:03 PM

This is a nice quick build on the sled that gives you a table saw accessory that is bound to see plenty of use in your shop. Good idea on adding the blade guard as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 11-08-2009 04:34 PM

Love it.

I saw Nahm Abrams do a similar deal on NYW. I think he just tacked his mitered boards straight down, at the appropriate measured angles, but … in either case … I do believe I now have to have one :-)

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 11-08-2009 05:06 PM

BigMP your right, it is geometry…. see its been that long. LOL

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#12 posted 11-08-2009 05:15 PM

Very simple but very effective. Thanks for this post.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#13 posted 11-08-2009 05:45 PM

nice job, I need to build something similar soon.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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SEE

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#14 posted 11-09-2009 01:05 AM

Thanks for posting this project. A miter sled is very near the top on my list of “must do” shop accessories. I really like the simplicity and low cost aspects of your sled. It looks like the solution that I’ve been looking for!

-- Build for the joy of it!

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#15 posted 10-30-2010 07:23 PM

Nice sled. Good Job…

-- Rick

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