Mitre sled

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Project by tdv posted 11-14-2010 11:09 PM 3164 views 28 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of the mitre sled I created a blade guard from 6mm perspex I needed something to cut some accurate mitres for a jewellery chest I am building (posting soon) & this is it works perfectly I tried it out on a couple of picture frames first, it’s so good I’ve just sold my mitre trimming guillotine on e-bay & I have to say thanks to Lumberjocks for the inspiration I’m 58, been doing this a long time & I learn something every day from you lovely people

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#1 posted 11-14-2010 11:21 PM

Nice sled. Both safe and secure.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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#2 posted 11-14-2010 11:41 PM

Very nice looking sled. I like the toggle clamps to securely hold the work and also like the fact that you installed the perspex for safety’s sake. You should get many years of precision miter cuts from this sled.


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#3 posted 11-15-2010 12:06 AM

Very nice sled. You are getting me interested enough to finish the one I started months ago. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 12:10 AM

I like that.
It looks a safe option for using the table saw.
I must first build a saw,

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 12:47 AM

Nicely Done, thank you for sharing this

-- Jim

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#6 posted 11-15-2010 01:21 AM

Great job.

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#7 posted 11-15-2010 01:23 AM

Nice jig!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 11-15-2010 04:01 AM

I really like that guard system. Nice sled.

-- David from Indiana --

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#9 posted 11-15-2010 06:12 AM

Great looking sled Trevor, it is a good choice when it comes to cutting miters ! This style sled makes safe,accurate,consistent cuts when done right and it looks and sounds as if You have got it right !! Nice work and thanks for sharing . ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#10 posted 11-15-2010 06:45 AM

I too like the clear guard system. Nice work!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#11 posted 11-15-2010 07:27 AM

Great sled. I suspect a lot of use would REALLY appreciate some notes on your construction. If you’ve got any tips or “putting it together like this makes things so much easier”, they’d be very welcome.

I think I’m going to try and put one together myself. Here’s a link to the sketchup file I made if anyone else wants it as a starting point. I didn’t put any rails on the sled because the widths between rails can vary depending on your saw.

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#12 posted 11-15-2010 10:05 AM

Steve I’ll take some measurements for you & send you a PM & thanks to everyone for the kind words

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#13 posted 11-15-2010 11:10 AM

Nice sled, enjoy the ride.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 11-15-2010 04:15 PM

Safety and accuracy. Perfect combination.

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#15 posted 11-15-2010 04:18 PM

That’s a very nice jig and you did a great job on it.

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