|Forum topic by Viktor||posted 04-02-2011 11:42 AM||12460 views||6 times favorited||19 replies|
04-02-2011 11:42 AM
Making mitered corners on large casework is not a simple task. Especially if you don’t have a sliding table saw or a high quality track saw. Long and wide boards are hard to maneuver or hold pressed against the saw table. They are also always cupped, twisted, etc. (I know, it just keeps happening to me!) which causes curved cut line. This is a jig that I made for such situations:
It is a plywood 45 deg. wedge with guide rail. First, I cut miter using table saw (or by hand) slightly oversized (~1 mm) and clamp the jig to the board like this:
I hold the router slightly turned with one handle closer to me and one extended for better tipping control.
A more perfectest miter can not be made by any craft known to man :-)
And even if you own one of those fancy Euro sliders you can find this jig useful for feeding your cattle:
… or sheltering your dog: