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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 10-27-2010 05:06 PM 5190 views 44 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

Enjoy

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





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#1 posted 10-27-2010 05:31 PM

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

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

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lilredweldingrod

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 05:37 PM

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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AnthonyC

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 06:03 PM

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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RKW

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 06:18 PM

nice job kent

-- RKWoods

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 06:32 PM

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: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 06:33 PM

Nice work kent another winner

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 06:35 PM

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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GaryL

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#8 posted 10-27-2010 06:50 PM

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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Diggerjacks

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#9 posted 10-27-2010 07:24 PM

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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stefang

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#10 posted 10-27-2010 08:27 PM

Very nice Kent.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Eric in central Florida

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#11 posted 10-27-2010 08:50 PM

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

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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degoose

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#12 posted 10-27-2010 09:42 PM

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... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 10-27-2010 10:25 PM

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
Kent

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

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#14 posted 10-27-2010 10:47 PM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Bradford

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#15 posted 10-28-2010 03:23 AM

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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