|Project by GrumpyCub||posted 02-21-2017 04:54 PM||874 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I have an upcoming project which requires several miter joints. To get them as close as possible I decided to construct this sled. Test joints look very good so I am glad I did. The base is birch ply. The fences are scrap cherry and the handle is a piece of 2×4. I just used what I had in my scrap bin.
From watching some videos online, I realized that the key is to get a 90 degree across the fences. Each fence may not be 45 degrees to the blade, but that doesn’t matter as long as the total angle is 90 degrees and you cut each mating piece of the joint on opposing fences, you get a perfect 90 degree miter. I used a framing square to ensure the angle was 90 degrees before attaching the fences.
Thanks for looking.