|Project by FaTToaD||posted 07-06-2010 09:36 PM||5223 views||55 times favorited||14 comments|
I have become a big fan of boxes with miter keys/splines, and since I got a new table saw, I thought I would go ahead and build myself a nice miter key sled. With my old tablesaw I used a small jig made out of a couple 2×4’s that slide alongside the fence. This didn’t allow me to to make cuts more than an inch from the top edge of a box. With this sled, I can make cuts anywhere I want, plus it’s much safer than my old jig.
The sled is made from 3/4” ply with a few pieces of 2×4 cut at 45 degrees for support. The two support pieces near where the blade exits are painted read to remind me to keep my hands out of that area. After I made the first cut through the jig, I drew a line to the top of the jig to help me line up the cuts. Also, there are a couple hooks on the back that allow me to hang it off my table saw storage box, which I will be posting pictures of soon.
Thanks for looking!