A simple 45 deg miter sled

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Project by ldl posted 388 days ago 1663 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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#1 posted 388 days ago

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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#2 posted 388 days ago

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 388 days ago

Simple works best : )

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

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#4 posted 388 days ago

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

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 388 days ago

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 387 days ago

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 - --

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#7 posted 387 days ago

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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#8 posted 387 days ago

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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#9 posted 387 days ago

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.

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#10 posted 387 days ago

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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