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Another Mitre Sled, Thanks LJ's and WWMM!

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Project by Dwain posted 659 days ago 1128 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, as Steve Marin noted, when people know you start woodworking, they seem to all need a picture frame. I got just that request, and based on the quality of the work I was framing, I didn’t think that my CMS would do a good enough job, so here, finally, is my first project to be displayed on Lumberjocks. After viewing several LJ projects, and watching the videos at Woodworking for Mere Mortals and the Apprentice and the Journeymen, I finally built my own.

Ironically enough, I added the stop blocks in the same way Steve did on his drill press table. Also, I used aluminum stock for my runners, hoping they would last longer. Out here in AZ, we don’t have as much humidity as most of you out there.

The jig is made from 3/4 baltic birch ply, left over ash for the fences and 1/4 inch oak for the “tracks” I also used ash for the stop blocks. I will note (I’m knocking on my wood desk even though you can’t see it) that this is the first project I have made straight through without having to re-do anything. The woodworking spirits are smiling upon me.

Finally, I added a pic of my first cut. All I can say is AAAaaahhhhhhh!!! Pretty happy…

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do





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#1 posted 659 days ago

You dont know how valuable these miter sleds are until you use one. Good job!
- Jay

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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#2 posted 659 days ago

You totally should have built two of those. I have a great spot that I could store your “spare” in my garage. Nice work.

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