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Project by sedcokid posted 756 days ago 5766 views 77 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a long time I have wanted to make a Miter Sled for my Saw Stop. Up to this point I have used the miter gauge on the TS and this meant that I had to use my triangle or protractor to make perfect 45° cuts. I found this on the Wood Smithshop and they said that there was a free plan on their web site. I downloaded the plans and here it is. The plan gives an additional option of wing extensions using Aluminum angle. I Love This Sled, it is right on the money. Don’t know what took me so long to make one…. I highly recommend this if you have need of one go to the www.woodsmithshop.com click on the free plans button then look for season 5, episode 511. I have made several of their projects from free plans and they are very good.

Thanks for looking any and all comments are welcome ;)

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,





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patron

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#1 posted 756 days ago

sweet build

like the extension wings

great for storing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Acer

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#2 posted 756 days ago

Great job. I need one of these!

-- Near Allentown, PA. "In theory, practice and theory are the same. In practice, they aren't."

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Paul

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#3 posted 756 days ago

Awesome! looks like a b2!!

-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX

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Karson

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#4 posted 756 days ago

Great looking sled. Nice build. I’ll need to check out the plan.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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lew

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#5 posted 756 days ago

Very Nice!
Really like the handles and blade guard.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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kiefer

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#6 posted 756 days ago

Well done and the guard system and handle are just great .

-- Kiefer 松

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SPalm

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#7 posted 756 days ago

Love it. With T-track too. Sweet.

The handle on the back is so cool.

Picture frames in the future?
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Loucarb

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#8 posted 756 days ago

Well done it looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 756 days ago

Great looking sled!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 756 days ago

Great looking mitre sled.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 756 days ago

Great desing and well done!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 756 days ago

Great sled, Chuck. I have been thinking about one too. you made a real beauty. I like the T tracks you put in, then you can set a gage to make a bunch of pieces exactly the same!! That looks like a boughten one! Professional!!!!

One thing you might want to try is to make a set of gages with a 45 degree angle on them. That way if you are cutting a frame piece with a 45 on both ends, it “nests” more accurately against the long flat of the angle into a pocket instead of trying to use a flat gage against a sharp corner that might break down a bit if you hit it too hard! I have a couple on my miter saw that put the miter lengths right on!.................Jmi

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

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Roger

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#13 posted 756 days ago

Definitely looks like a Stealth.. Sneak in & cut you some miters. Very nice sled. I like the handlebars on the back

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Schwieb

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#14 posted 756 days ago

Somebody was really thinking here to design it, but you had to build it. Looks like it could do the repetitive cutting very well. Thanks for posting. I’ll have to check it out

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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ShopTinker

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#15 posted 756 days ago

The Handle and the Wings really make this sled a step above the rest. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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