Miter Sled

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Project by A.Scott posted 208 days ago 1063 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You know to make somethings you must have a sled and so here is the miter sled I have been wanting to make. I still need to add a block of wood to protect my hand from the blade and to help me push/pull the sled.
Next will be a door for the bathroom vanity.

Let me know if you feel I need to add anythign else. Thanks for looking!!

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#1 posted 208 days ago

Nice Job….thought about handles on the ends…ie on the corners of the triangle …to keep the hands away?


-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#2 posted 208 days ago

Nice and simple…I will borrow some of your ideas for mine.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#3 posted 208 days ago

Not a bad idea BigAl, I will have to give that some thought

Thanks RockyTopScott…use what you can from this

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#4 posted 208 days ago

I need to make a miter sled too. Do you think your sled would benefit from a block of wood bridging the saw kerf at the front of the sled. It might add some integrity, especially when the sled is removed from the saw.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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#5 posted 192 days ago

Mr. Scott,
Since your post, have you had a chance to use it a bit? How are your wider miters?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 190 days ago

I have only used it once to make a door for my bathroom vanity and it did okay but the back of it too heavy.

Okay I am not good at typing my ideas down but I will try…what I would do different is one of two things.

Either I would take the squares (those acting as guides and support for the walls) and I would only cut them to be two inches thick before glueing them down. This is a way I feel would lighted the jig.

Another way I can see to lighten the jig would be to attach the plywood sqyuares temporarily to the bottom of the jig and a wall is put in place, by using the squares as a guide, I would remove the quares. If this would be done I would make the walls 2-3 times thicker to try and make them stronger.

Hope this adjustment ideas help out.

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