Mitering sled

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I just finished up my mitering jig form the April issue of the Woodworkers journal. Tool it for a test ride and it works!!!
Its a little touchy on the first set up. Make sure that everything is square to the jig. It cuts the miter square all the way across the board..
No more messing around with getting the blade at 45 degs.
Thanks to all that sent me the article, naturally I found my Issue right after that.

-- Richard

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#1 posted 09-05-2008 01:05 AM

That turned out great…....

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 09-05-2008 01:35 AM

Very nice, I might just have to make one of those.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 09-05-2008 03:24 AM

Nice looking fixture … I visited your webpages. Cool carving box. Welcome to lumberjocks. Looking forward to seeing more work from you.

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#4 posted 09-05-2008 04:37 AM


-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#5 posted 09-05-2008 05:16 AM

Nice jig in operation. Now if I could find an adjustable jig to allow to make an infinate number of angles that would be great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 09-05-2008 03:50 PM

WOW, what great idea!

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#7 posted 09-05-2008 05:24 PM

OK, I’m making one of those… I have a cheap craftsman contractor series table saw and it is a serious PAIN to make any angled adjustments to the blade. I think I’ll make one that is fixed at 45, and one that is fully adjustable.

Thanks for the post! Not only have you done a great job on it’s construction, but you’ve given me a great solution to my problem!


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 09-05-2008 06:32 PM

I don’t know if a adjustable would be productive. You would run into the same problems as with tilting the blade. If you are cutting alot of miters other than 45 degs I would just make another sled.
If you miter cut the track like I did, be sure that you clean out the inside of the track. (dammit)
I cut out the parts for 5 boxes this morning and every one came prefect

The biggest problem that I had when setting up the jig was getting the Fence square with everything else. I think, once the fence is set I will tack it down, I can’t see any point in moving it right now.
Also I made another fence to set at 90 degs to the first one so you can set it to do repetition cuts and it also works good for cutting slots for splines if you are going to use them.
Happily making sawdust.

-- Richard

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#9 posted 09-05-2008 07:14 PM

That might solve a big problem for me. I have a very old table saw (probably 60+ years) and the table tilts instead of the blade. I added a table enlargement and thus cannot tilt the table and it is a big deal pain to remove the table. So I often cut 45’s by hand with a mitre box when I would prefer to use a table saw. Thanks for posting.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#10 posted 09-07-2008 01:14 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#11 posted 01-22-2009 04:44 PM

This looks like a nice jig…How is it holding up for you ? Do you still have the plans for it ?

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

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#12 posted 01-22-2009 05:48 PM

Its working fine, If I was to make another one I would use a cross track for the intersections instead of mitering each track. It would made for easer sliding the clamp bolt around. I think I can find the magazine around here somewhere, or maybe one of the plans that others sent me. I have used it around 20 times so far. sure is eazy.

-- Richard

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#13 posted 01-23-2009 09:28 PM

Thank you . I would be interested in the plans or a link to them if and when you locate them. Happy New Year !

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

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#14 posted 01-30-2009 06:06 PM

Hey Dusty, I found the article, send me your email addy and I will send it to you.

-- Richard

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#15 posted 11-02-2010 08:12 AM

Great job, what issue was that in, I may have it, nice to see others from Oregon on here

-- Steve in Oregon,

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