Miter Key Sled

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Project by highflyer posted 11-16-2009 09:10 PM 3778 views 22 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was planning on making a humidor for my future father in law this christmas and didn’t want to have bare miters. Again I had some scrap ply on hand and put this Miter Key Sled together. Well some of the materials that I wanted for the humidor I wouldn’t have by christmas but this sled will come in very handy for other projects as well. Almost totaly constructed from ply with some pine supports.

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 09:29 PM

Looking good. need to make one two of those myself. one for TS and one for router table.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 10:00 PM

Nice easy design idea… I would add one small thing though.. A cut line up the insides of the jig (in pen or pencil) to show where the actually cut will be… Might make it easier to line up with where you want the cut to be…
Just a thought…
Thanks for posting the pics… might have to build one of these for my table saw too…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 10:05 PM

This is great. I have been thinking about how miter keys are cut, but until now, I had not seen the actual jig. I imagined it, but your photos are worth a 1000 words.
Now I would like to see the sample joint that you can produce with this jig, even if it is only a test run.


-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 10:55 PM

I’m not the only one who overbuilds things. Like chesapeakebob, I had a box with miter keys on my to-do list and had only discussed it with myself in silence till now.


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#5 posted 11-17-2009 01:36 AM

Nice work….I want to make one of these also…I like your design..the only change I will make will be the materiel…..maybe baltic birch ply?


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#6 posted 11-17-2009 01:44 AM

nice sled ,
the only addition i would make ,
is a stop block to get all corners the same ,
make it movable ,
and you can make various different ones .

it will also keep the box from moving around in the cut .

-- 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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#7 posted 11-17-2009 10:17 AM

Another project to add to my list. Good job.

-- 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 11-17-2009 02:23 PM

good job
glad i’m not the only one the makes jigs from scrap ply (lol)
on my fav list with david’s suggestion

-- Ron, Missouri

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#9 posted 11-17-2009 03:30 PM

Thanks for all the comments, again all greatly appreciated.

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#10 posted 11-17-2009 05:01 PM

great jig.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 01-02-2010 12:03 AM

Ok, so now that I’ve made my first box, splined miters are on my short list, and I’ll need jig like this to make it happen. Thanks for the pics.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#12 posted 07-18-2012 02:20 AM

I love this site and hour ago i didnt know what miter keys were but knew I wanted them. JoeyG set me stright as to what they were from a ramblin post on my blog and now i see how to make a jig to do them. You guys and gals on here are the best

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.



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#13 posted 01-27-2013 11:59 AM

Great Jig


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