|Project by Bricofleur||posted 02-05-2013 05:58 PM||81526 views||136 times favorited||33 comments|
You can buy an expensive after market miter gauge for $100 and more but I decided to build my own for about $1 hardware I already had in my shop.
I milled two dadoes in a 3/4” MDF scrap (4” X 24”) and glued 1/4” MDF strips to end up with two T-slots 1” apart from the bottom and top edges. The unit slides on the 3/4” MDF suppport I added (screwed) to my miter gauge. Two homemade knobs (think T-bolts and T-nuts) secure the whole assembly where needed to provide good and safe support and to make cuts without tearout at any angle. When the bottom edge will be chopped out, I’ll flip the jig over.
I added two sliding and flipping stop blocks, one within the perimeter of the jig and the second to calibrate longer stock, up to 56”.
Find more photos and all construction details on these pages of my blog.
Thanks for looking.
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