Mitre sled

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Project by tdv posted 1381 days ago 2907 views 27 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 1381 days ago

Nice sled. Both safe and secure.

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

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#2 posted 1381 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 1381 days ago

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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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 1381 days ago

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 1381 days ago

Nicely Done, thank you for sharing this

-- Jim

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#6 posted 1381 days ago

Great job.

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 1381 days ago

Nice jig!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 1381 days ago

I really like that guard system. Nice sled.

-- David from Indiana --

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#9 posted 1381 days ago

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 repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#10 posted 1381 days ago

I too like the clear guard system. Nice work!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#11 posted 1381 days ago

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 1381 days ago

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 1381 days ago

Nice sled, enjoy the ride.
Best thoughts,

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

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#14 posted 1381 days ago

Safety and accuracy. Perfect combination.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 1381 days ago

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

-- 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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