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A simple 45 deg miter sled

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Project by ldl posted 08-04-2013 03:11 PM 1793 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple miter sled jig for my picture frames. Used some scraps from shop and a couple of clamps for hold downs. This is version two as the first one wasn’t satisfactory. I didn’t even sand off the layout lines. Guess I’m getting lazy in my ole days. Haa Haa.

Haven’t posted anything in a while as I have started preparing the ground for my new shop. I have never did a blog but might try it when I get a little farther along.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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mIps

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

Yep. I’m thinking something like this when I re-build my miter sled.

Out of curiosity, where do you put you hands when you’re using it?

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

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49bill

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 04:46 PM

Dewayne nice miter sled hope to see some pictures of your shop build thanks for sharing.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#3 posted 08-04-2013 07:26 PM

Simple works best : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 08:07 PM

Looks like that will do the trick Dewayne!
Good luck with the new shop!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Bigrock

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#5 posted 08-04-2013 08:58 PM

Hi Dwayne:
Look good, and the best part you keep it simple and inexpensive. I also liked your mallet.

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 11:03 PM

That looks very nice and it’s similar to what I had.
Very well done

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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oldnovice

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 01:48 AM

I did the same thing but I used 1/4” Pegboard since it is easy to determine 45° by just picking the right set of holes on the Pegboard. It is also easier to assure that the sled is aligned to the miter grooves/blade.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 08-05-2013 02:52 AM

Good work Dewayne. I’m sure it will be helpful in your future builds. Best of luck to you on that new shop. I’ll come over and give you a hand when its complete.LOL.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Roger

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#9 posted 08-05-2013 12:11 PM

A sled like this is much needed when doing a lot of picture frames. Congrats on your new shop. Look forward to seein it come together

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

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ldl

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#10 posted 08-05-2013 01:36 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

mIps I put my hands near the ends of the wings well away from the saw slot.

Steliart I may go back and put the blade guard on. I like the idea of no possible contact with appendages.

oldnovice that is a good idea but I didn’t have any and truthfully didn’t think of it. Haaa Haaa

Dave you’ll have lots more fun iffin ya come now. I promise. Haaa Haaa

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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