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Project by mIps posted 08-02-2013 04:14 PM 1147 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Doing some catchup on small projects I’ve made over the last couple of weeks. Nothing major but still, might provide inspiration somewhere.
This is my Miter sled. Made on a base of 1/2” Construction -grade plywood, poplar runners and pine 2×4 for the miter fence and bracing.
It’s really heavier than I would like and I will likely re-build it at some point so that it’s lighter but it runs in the miter slots well and and, other than the weight, works wonderfully. I made this at the time I was working on the set for the play because I needed to make some window trim.
Nothin’ fancy, but it works.

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.





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steliart

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#1 posted 08-02-2013 04:23 PM

Build one years ago but it was made for my mult-itool bench.
I think I need to build a new one, and I do like the simplicity of this type of miter sled like yours

Click for details: David Marks type Miter Sled

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#2 posted 08-02-2013 04:30 PM

Made one similar many years ago based on “Norm Abrams” model. Either I was not as precise as I thought or the expansion and contraction changed the accuracy. Been thinking about this using mdf. and plastic combination wood as in decking material.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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mIps

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#3 posted 08-02-2013 04:36 PM

Steilart, yours looks quite a bight lighter and easier to deal with. I like the t-tracks and toggle clamps too. nice!

Doc, I have not yet tried the plasti-wood. If you do, let me know how it works out.

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.

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#4 posted 08-02-2013 05:48 PM

My thinking on it is It will slide well, but require better anchoring to the sled? And it will take awhile to get to it. LOL! Working on rehabbing a second floor window in my old Victorian. And I don’t bounce too well anymore.

Plus I have a money making job that has priority. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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mIps

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#5 posted 08-02-2013 10:36 PM

Doc, I hear it’s supposed to work like wood but be more durable so, in theory, where you would glue and screw with wood, you would glue and screw with the plastic-wood. I would also think it would slide well. Be careful with those second-stories. Especially when on ladders. I don’t know of too many people who bounce THAT well. :P I hear you on the job. Sometimes I feel like all I do is work, eat, sleep, repeat.

Keep the dust flying and have a great day.

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.

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#6 posted 08-03-2013 01:05 AM

Tommy Sylva from “This Old House” fist introfuced me to it. I’ve replaced the sides of my door jamb that had wicked water and rotted. Screwed it into the jamb. Cuts ok. I even made a fence for my old craftsman table saw with it. Used glue and screws.

The track runner might take more stress than the door? So I might glue and screw or bolt it on?

Later

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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