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Project by Dewshan posted 796 days ago 2902 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

thought I would share a miter table I made today. Used an incra miter gauge that locks on your selected degree. I mounted this to 1/2” birch ply by using a longer screw on the end of the sliding bar and drilled and tapped another screw closer to the fence. I first had planned to get longer screws and simply mount the gauge to the top of the wood but the incra screws use a shoulder and those screws would probably be hard to find. Instead I cut out the area where the gauge rotates and drilled holes through tabs on the fence that are held with removable dowels – this should take most of the flex out of the fence when cutting. I hope to make the first cut on it tomorrow. I made this to help make segmented wood turnings. I have not decided on the best way to hold the stop to the fence. could get the router bit that cuts a t slot and use a threaded knob. squeeze clamp is backing it up for now. Anyone have any ideas on that?





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toyguy

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#1 posted 796 days ago

For segmenting I have constructed a similar set up with my Incara. To hold the stop block I fine that just a clamp works a good as any thing else.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Dewshan

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#2 posted 796 days ago

Yep I thnk I will keep it simple. I am going to change the design of the stop a little

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 795 days ago

What is the fixed board in the front , and Where will the saw kerf be ?
Am I missing something ?
I see you have a bunch of stuff written on the left side of the sled.

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

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Dewshan

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#4 posted 795 days ago

The fixed board in front will keep the two sides together when I make the first cut-I took the picture before using it for a cut. Blade runs about 1” in from the right side of upright board. The key on left side tells you how many degrees to use to made set number of segments – 45 deg is 4 sides – you glue the segments together making them a little longer each time to put on a lathe to make a bowl. I am not a turner but will make glue ups for a turner to use. Used it today and made some nice 6 sided rings. The stop on the fence is really nice to make a bunch of segments quickly- all the same size.

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Dewshan

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#5 posted 795 days ago

New picture of it after the cut…. six sided ring gluing up also. It works pretty good! now going to crank out a bunch of rings and glue them together!

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#6 posted 795 days ago

Thank you very much : )

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

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Dewshan

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#7 posted 795 days ago

I have some improvements if anyone decides to make this…. if you extend the fence longer on the left of the gauge the holes you drill for the dowel will not be so close together. Also if you make the table come down a little more to the left of the gauge you can get a dowel hole drilled to back up 45 deg cut on the left side instead of just the right side.

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