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Project by kiefer posted 03-03-2012 11:49 PM 8724 views 103 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second sled with adjustable fences I build for my new/used table saw .
Again it is build on 3/8” 8mm high density mdf much harder and stronger the regular mdf.
There is only one runner and i added a 6” piece of metal in the centre to fit into the T slot ,
this is meant to keep the sled from tipping of the rear of the saw.
The rotating mitre fence table is made from Baltic birch and the adjustable fences are mahagony.
The fences form a perfect 90 deg. angle and the table can be rotated to accomplish different angles as seen in
pic 6 where sides and top and bottom rail are different width.
The stop blocks have a 3/4 dowel glue to them to give a bearing point to the cut mitred end and to prevent damage to the mitre tip.
All cuts for the short pieces are made on one fence side and the long pieces on the other fence side .
For a standard 90 /45 deg mitre i align the fence table with a very accurate square as seen in pic 3 rather then using the alignment mark which is only for rough adjustment. ( I always disconnect the saw from power when making adjustments !)e the original guard and splitter removed for this operation .The safety guard which is attached to the non sliding table still needs improvements but seems to keep the offcuts away from the rear of the saw blade.
The guard should guard the left side of the blade and I will post further improvements as I build ,the guard is my main concern ! Safety Safety Safety !!!!!!!!!


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 11:56 PM

Most excellent! That’s a well thought out jig, good job.

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 01:43 AM

That’s a very unique jig that seems to be very useful as evidenced by the PERFECT miters. Great job on this!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 01:46 AM

Beautiful sled, and it lloks like it works perfectly, impressive

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 01:54 AM

Very creative design my friend Good going

-- Grandpaj

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#5 posted 03-04-2012 05:14 AM

Fantastic jig. The miter stop dowels are genius. I wish I could get 45’ cuts that perfect on anything.

-- Allen, Colorado



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#6 posted 03-04-2012 11:18 AM

excellent jig and very well designed and built. Thanks for sharing


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#7 posted 03-04-2012 11:37 AM

Wow !! Very impressive. I purchased a miter sled and used it for the first time yesterday and now I see your sled….&%$@ As someone else said earlier….I wish I could make miter cuts that appear perfect on anything. IT is a testament to your skill. Thanks for posting. It makes me want to hone my skills even more!

-- Do what you say...Say what you do.

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#8 posted 03-04-2012 12:05 PM

Nice job on the sled.


-- Guy,PEI

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#9 posted 03-04-2012 12:25 PM

Kiefer, another cool ride, you make the most wonderful sleds.
Love all your details.
Best thoughts,

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

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#10 posted 03-04-2012 12:57 PM

It’s a very well thought out jig and looks to be very well built. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#11 posted 03-04-2012 03:25 PM

What a Beautiful sled, and it looks like it works perfectly and should serve you well!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 03-04-2012 03:29 PM

Great sled, great mitres, great idea for protecting mitre ends – is there no end to this man’s genius ??

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#13 posted 03-04-2012 05:04 PM

I’m going to make one today!!! Nice!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#14 posted 03-04-2012 05:57 PM

great lokin sled really like the half round stops the mtres look perfect im still shootin mine maybe someday I can build a sled of this caliber awsome job

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#15 posted 03-04-2012 06:09 PM

Hello Kiefer

Great work and perfects joints
No more comments !!!

Thanks for sharing

PS : in my favorite but no repeat !

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

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