The Super Sled #3: Mitering Fence

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Blog entry by John Nixon posted 04-06-2009 02:12 AM 5802 reads 24 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just completed the latest video in the Super Sled series – the Miter Fence. Cut accurate and reproducible miters with this shop made miter fence designed for use with the Super Sled. Using a stop block for repeatable cuts allows you to get the exact same size pieces each and every time you miter. This versatile setup can cut a wide range of angles safely and accurately on the table saw. The Miter Fence video for the Super Sled series shows the construction of the fence and two different kind of stop blocks. The setup process for mitering with the fence is also shown.

You can also watch the video and download measured drawings at Eagle Lake Woodworking:

Some pictures of the new mitering fence:
Miter Fence

Miter Fence

Miter Fence

Miter Fence

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-06-2009 03:25 AM

John, this is a nice video and that is a nice sled. I will favorite this as I have a new saw on order and was going to make one of these once it is ready to go. This looks like a really nice addition to improve your table saw’s performance.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-06-2009 07:07 AM

John A great addition to the sled. A great job and thanks for sharing.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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John Nixon

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#3 posted 04-07-2009 03:02 AM

Thank you Scott and Karson.

Scott – I based the mitering system on WOOD Magazine's universal Tablesaw Jig, which I have been using for years. To have that same capability in my crosscut sled is really a winning combination for me.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#4 posted 04-09-2009 01:00 AM

john great fence i have the sled almost done so i thought. will make the fence now

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#5 posted 04-09-2009 02:20 AM

Hey Eddy, I’m glad to hear you’re building one. I think you’ll like the mitering capability – I think it’s pretty versatile and very accurate. Please post a project / blog entry here with some pictures when you finish yours – I’d like to see how it turns out.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#6 posted 06-15-2009 05:48 PM

Thank you John so very much for showing me your sled. I did build one very similar to yours. Few minor changes on my design. But it does work so well. Made mine from redoak with base being red oak ply. I had been thinking about building one for a long time. I saw your design and it clicked perfect design. So easy to use and very accurate. I added a blade cover across the top. Mostly to satisfy my wife. She always worries about injuries from power tools. To me that funny cause I own a machine shop. And been working in machine shops since I was 16. Wood working has been a hobby I have loved since the age of 14. I am addicted to this website and want to say is a great site as well. Thank you for the inspiration.

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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#7 posted 12-16-2011 05:24 AM

thanks for the information, the one i was refering to was made of all wood and the pieces that set the angels had slots in them for the final adjustements, if i remember the underside of the sled had t nuts and had boltes going through the top of the angle guides into the t nuts on the underside of the sled
maby this will help
thanks again ,lum

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