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Miter Sled with adjustable tracks

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Project by archwwc posted 10-14-2013 10:53 AM 2034 views 15 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my new miter sled for cutting mitered corners. I, and maybe you, have gotten extremely frustrated with miter joints. Most of the time I get it “as close as I can” and sand the rest down.

I got this idea from Steve Ramsey from “Woodworking for Mere Mortals” with his Miter Saw Sled

I basically took his idea and added some adjustable stop mitering tracks. As you can see, I made my own t-tracks. I couldn’t afford to buy any aluminum tracks, so, I made my own. A 1/2” dado and then route a 1/4” track in the middle. Viola! Also, I added a routered slot for any hold downs I may want in the future. I wanted to make this with as much as it would need.

I also didn’t miter the ends of the fence even with the sled. I plan on adding an extension fence for longer cuts. I’ll eventually make that when I have a need for it.

I have plans made in SketchUp. If you would like them, let me know and I’d be happy to send them your way.

Enjoy and happy woodworking!





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smokehead

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 04:23 PM

Great job and good idea on the stops will use this myself. Thanks for posting!

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Garry

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 08:08 PM

Looks great. I’d love to get the Sketchup model. Is it in the Sketchup Warehouse?

-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 11:19 PM

Very nice miter sled…no workshop should be with out one….great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 10-15-2013 02:49 PM

One of the nicest mitre sleds I have seen. I also will look for plans.

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JUC

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#5 posted 10-28-2013 04:00 PM

Beautiful sled. What is sketchup? How and where do I find the plans for this sled?
thanks,
Jeffrey

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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