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45 deg finger joints sled

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Project by Tetedebois posted 11-22-2016 02:35 AM 885 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw that type of joints on some fine furniture made by Nathan Day. He made these using a big shaper and a miter gauge. I tought of a sled. A 45 degre sled with a 1/4 inch spacer, just like a box joint sled except it hold the part at 45 degres. It works well. I’m working on a bar height table with angled legs and I need many strong 45 joints for the footrest and frame. Don’t worry, I cut longer pieces and I clamp them on the sled. On the 4th pic, it’s the 1st test cut. It only needed a depth adjusment.

Thanks
Alex

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 11-22-2016 04:47 AM

I just got done building a miter sled, now this too??? LOL

Nice work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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majuvla

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#2 posted 11-22-2016 08:10 AM

Definately the project to take in consideration.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-22-2016 11:32 AM

clever!

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Tetedebois

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#4 posted 11-22-2016 12:17 PM

I think I will build an ajustable angle version when I’ll get spare time… In my shop, the jigs are build by necessity and they are not treated really well. My taper jig is a straight birch ply piece in wich I screw the hold downs where I need them to be. It works really well and it’s fast and sturdy. We can make really handful things out of scrap wood, screws and brad nails.

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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Mikesawdust

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#5 posted 11-22-2016 01:02 PM

I like this, I’ve done finger joints and box joints but not at a 45. I guess I have another project

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splintergroup

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#6 posted 11-22-2016 04:06 PM

Nice!

I’ve always cut a notch for the alignment “peg” into the backer board then tweaked the backer position on my miter gauge to dial it in. This means that when the backer board gets hosed, I start all over. Having the peg mounted on a sled makes perfect sense for eliminating this hassle.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 11-22-2016 06:16 PM

You really did a nice job on this jig.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Diggerjacks

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#8 posted 11-22-2016 06:21 PM

Hello TĂȘte de bois

A cool jig : new project in my mind…

Congratulations

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Tetedebois

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#9 posted 11-22-2016 10:57 PM

Today was a 45 deg finger joints party! See pics 5 and 6. It works well. Thank you all for the good words.

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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SteveGaskins

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#10 posted 11-22-2016 11:49 PM

It’s sure thinking out of the box. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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DonSol

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#11 posted 11-23-2016 12:09 AM

I am thinking this would be a good joint for a shop stool. Just like what you made only with the legs closer together. Thank you Alex for posting this, very clever. This is in my favorites.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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Tetedebois

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#12 posted 11-23-2016 12:15 AM

Don, for a stool, it’s not required because de legs met at 90 deg. You can take a look in my project, I made to maple stools last week.
Thanks

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#13 posted 11-23-2016 12:41 AM

Liked the joint and the jig!

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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calisdad

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#14 posted 11-23-2016 05:02 PM

Brilliant ! Thanks for sharing.

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Sammo

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#15 posted 11-29-2016 04:24 AM

I am looking to make a clamping tool and I like to keep as much wood involved…...I knew what I wanted, but I think you just pushed me in the right direction. Thank you!

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