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Project by BusterB posted 503 days ago 2417 views 21 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife brought home a small piece of 3/4 plywood that they had left over from a project at the school she works at. Now thats a good woman who knows I love scrap wood…lol. When I first saw it, I thought it was the perfect size for a miter sled. Anyhow, it has been sitting in my shop for sometime now and yesterday I finally got around to starting on the build. I finally ground those pesky tabs out of the miter slots on my table saw so it was quite a bit easier making the runners this time unlike when I build the crosssut sled. Did the glue up on the runners over night and then finished up on it this morning. It is loosly based on the first build done by Steve Ramsey on his Wood Working Mere Mortals video blog on youtube. The small plywood square is the result of some test cuts I did using it before installing the front and rear rails, and have to say it works as advertised….Thanks Steve.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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bubbs

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#1 posted 503 days ago

Nice jig. I like it.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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farmerdude

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#2 posted 503 days ago

Nice sled dude. I had to revamp mine to make tapers for canoe gunwales. Glad you posted this before I made a new one because yours looks way better than mine. Looking at the test pieces, you can’t do any better than that. Great job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#3 posted 503 days ago

Thanks bubbs….I had a good time building it.

Thanks Jeff….for some odd reason I doubt anything I have built looked better than something you built…lol All except that living in Maine in winter part, you are what I wanna be when I grow up…lol Well you or a good number of other of the good folks I have met on this site. Stay warm and safe bud.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Todd Barrone

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#4 posted 503 days ago

Very nice, I need to make one soon.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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Gowvu

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#5 posted 503 days ago

Nice job Mr.B. saw on the news where you may want to make a snow shovel..LOL

-- William, Florida via WV. & KY.

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Gowvu

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#6 posted 503 days ago

Nice job Mr.B.

-- William, Florida via WV. & KY.

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BusterB

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#7 posted 503 days ago

Thanks Todd….it was my kinda project….easy, cheap and it works….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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BusterB

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#8 posted 503 days ago

Thanks twice william…..where ya been hiding bud??

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 503 days ago

Real nice sled, Buster!!!........Jim

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

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luv2learn

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#10 posted 503 days ago

Buster, a man can’t have too many jigs and you just built yourself a nice one.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#11 posted 503 days ago

Thanks Jim and luv2learn….that means a lot coming from craftsmen of ya’lls caliber…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#12 posted 503 days ago

great jig buster,i might borrow you design for one.

well i’ll put it on my list of things i have to build,between me and my wife its growing daily.

keep p the good work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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BusterB

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#13 posted 503 days ago

Thanks Marty….Its well worth your time to watch the Steve Ramsey video before you start.
Understand the list… I been doing quite a bit off my “wanna do” list so her “you need to do” list is getting way behind…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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kajunkraft

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#14 posted 503 days ago

Noticed that your square did not quite line up perfectly. Guess what Steve said is correct? Doesn’t have to be perfect as long as it adds up to 90d’s.

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jeff

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#15 posted 502 days ago

nice sled buster and good addition to your shop…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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