Miter Sled

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 1275 days ago 4652 views 43 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just built this sled for moulding in some raised panel doors we are doing.
I added an insert to bevel the miter. It is removable using threaded inserts in the sled. It is a piece beveled at
7 degrees. This allows the moulding to set flat on the bevel of the raised panel. You can remove the pieces to do normal flat miters, or change pieces to a different bevel.

The fence is bolted to threaded inserts to allow for adjustment or replacement.

Baltic Birch plywood with Mahogany. Scraps were glued to create thicker pieces.
One coat of Tung oil finish


-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#1 posted 1275 days ago

Looks very functional, Kent, and the results speak for themselves.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 1275 days ago

Kent! Are you well? No maple and walnut? A plain shop jig? I’ll grab my doctor Buddy and be right there. Rand

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#3 posted 1275 days ago

I like the screw-down adjustment for the fence. I built one with the fence screwed down permanently after very careful measuring and clamping. It is off by just a hair, but it’s annoying enough. I may have a date with some T-nuts tonight to fix that.

Good work!

-- Amateur woodworker, professional mess-maker.

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#4 posted 1275 days ago

nice job kent

-- RKWoods

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 1275 days ago

Nice sled… Good job!

Do you cut all your Right Cuts first then your Left Cuts with stop blocks?

I made one not too long ago from a scrap piece of particle board and a large 45 triangle I made from a plastic drafting 45. Works great… Looks very similar to yours.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 1275 days ago

Nice work kent another winner

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1275 days ago

Kent, that looks like a very well built sled. It’s also nice looking. Good work!

-- 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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#8 posted 1275 days ago

Very nice sled Kent. I like the idea of the bevel strips to get the trim to lay flat on the panel.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#9 posted 1275 days ago

If the miter sled is good the work is good

The pictures show the perfect result
I like it

Two piece in one a miter sled and a cross cut sled

A good idea

Thanks for sharing and beautiful work

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

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#10 posted 1275 days ago

Very nice Kent.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 1275 days ago

Great job all the way around Kent.
Nice looking & accurate.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 1275 days ago

A little Bubinga would have spiced it up a little although the utilitarian look is good too.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 1275 days ago

Whoa guys, give me a break. You make it sound like mahogany is some cheap undesirable junk wood.
I had no idea what I started by using Bubinga on some of my jigs. I guess next you will expect me to build jigs with Ebony, or maybe some real elephant Ivory!—-LOL

I guess I asked for all those comments—huh?

Aside from that, thanks for the other kind remarks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#14 posted 1275 days ago

Another jig of yours added to my favorites , Kent : ) Thank you for sharing !

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#15 posted 1275 days ago

That jig speaks volumes about the quality work it produces. (I would like to make one) maybe I will. thanks for a great post.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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