|Project by archwwc||posted 10-14-2013 10:53 AM||2008 views||16 times favorited||5 comments|
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!