|Project by FreddyS||posted 01-24-2011 06:54 PM||4386 views||26 times favorited||16 comments|
Now, a miter joint sled (or bevel sled?) for the table saw so I can mount it on the superSled and forget about tilting the blade.
All made from plywood, 1/2” for the base, 3/4” for the rest.
I made my own version, based on a drawing found on the internet and on Mark Whitsitt sled
To avoid losing too much blade depth I went with 45 angle cuts on both bevel boards so they sit flush to the 1/2” base.
The bevel boards were fixed at 90 with the help of a couple of really handy clamp-it squares from rockler, then just glued the support sides, went this way to keep enough free space on the superSled.
I placed the base on the superSled, then added the bevel boards carefully adjusting everything in proper position before gluing the support blocks, then just did the cut all along the base, you can see I added an extra block for support on front of the base, it turns out it wasn’t needed at all as the jig ended up being really sturdy but I kept it just in case :)
To be sure the jig does not move at all I added a couple of t-bolts and knobs in the front of the base to attach it to the superSled thru the sled slots and use the superSled hold downs to fasten the back of the base.
Also added a couple of matching permanent ink marks on the front of the base and on the superSled for easy positioning later.
In the last photo you can see how accurate it is, finally perfect miter joints for me :)
Thanks for watching, and feel free to use it as inspiration!
Btw. sounds like dusty56 is right about it being a miter joint sled, otherwise it would only allow to bevel edges on really tiny boards hehee, just updated the title and info to reflect this.
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