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07-31-2016 12:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter sled picture frame sled jig

I’m still making and re-making jigs, sleds, and other accessories to ad to my arsenal of table saw extras. I have about 11 bux in this plus some scraps that was laying around, and a little time. I made this sled on the lines of The Drunken Woodworker, David Peshutos video. Thnx David.:

I saved some $$ by using phenolic cutting board material for my miter slots. Very pocket book friendly, and you can build a hand full of sled runners out of one board. I will say, this is a dead-on miter cutting sled right here. I did look at an enormous amount of videos on this type of miter sled. Thnx to all who share their intelligence. Thnx for lookin in. Good/bad/ugly thoughts appreciated.

The finished sled: (just wiped down w/shellac

epoxied 1/4” material to the 8 dollar 2”x48” aluminum measure that I purchased from Home Depot.

Some scrap material for test cuts..the only thing I was concerned about was the inside measurement:

Here is the scrap test…...........right on miters:

Having the aluminum ruler makes measuring a no-brainer:

A sneak peak at what I’m working on:

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 07-31-2016 01:13 PM

Roger that looks awesome! what did you use to cut the ruler with?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#2 posted 07-31-2016 01:21 PM

Looks great Roger. The ruler is a nice addition.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 07-31-2016 01:23 PM

Looks great Roger! When we create ways to work faster and better, it’s a win, win!

Well done!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 07-31-2016 01:26 PM

Looks useful, some day I have to make a whole pile of picture frames….................will look back here…..

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 07-31-2016 01:27 PM

Thnx guys.

Tooch: I cut the aluminum with an older blade on my miter saw

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 07-31-2016 01:52 PM

That’s a tight miter!

Did you have any problems with the cutting board material swelling around the screws used to hold it in place?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 07-31-2016 02:04 PM

Your pretty clever.

Good thoughts sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 07-31-2016 02:13 PM

Great job. A perfect sled for me to build.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 07-31-2016 02:14 PM

Great job! That aluminum ruler is a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 07-31-2016 02:49 PM

Thanks , Roger. that is a pretty smart jig!. I like the idea that is gauges to the rabbet cut which is the important size for the frame!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 07-31-2016 02:52 PM

Sweet! Or, Gr8, as a better man likes to say. I might have to try this one.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#12 posted 07-31-2016 03:24 PM

Thnx all.

Lew: After ripping them to fit perfectly in the miter slots and countersinking the screws for attaching to the underside, I did not glue them because they might have swelled a scosh, so I took them back off and hit them very quickly on my 8” HF belt sander, until I got the perfect fit….there is absolutely no play in them. I always give a rub of parafin wax every now n then, but, is slides very easily and it’s true and straight

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 07-31-2016 07:04 PM

Looks great. Well thought out, and I like the blade guard/handle.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#14 posted 07-31-2016 07:48 PM

Great job Roger! I might just copy you.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#15 posted 07-31-2016 08:08 PM

Very GOOD, Roger!

A Simple & Direct way to make it… COOL!

Looking forward to seeing your projects where you use it…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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