Walnut and Birch Miter Sled

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Project by Brad posted 09-20-2009 09:25 AM 3438 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almost finished with my miter sled. Had some walnut about the shop and loved the Fancy Miter Sled another LJ posted on here. It’s Birch with walnut trim and fences. The fences are mounted with 1/4 bolts with one side of the bolts epoxied into the fences and the other side of the bolt goes through the base and is locked in place. I wanted to be able to replace the fence someday or be able to adjust it if it’s off.

I think I’m going to finish it with polycrilic though I’m not quite sure at this point.

- Brad

-- Brad --

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#1 posted 09-20-2009 09:33 AM

I have found Tried & True to be a nice finish for jigs. Protects the wood but doesn’t have a thick coating. Easy to repair if scratched.
The walnut is striking, really sets off the sled.

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#2 posted 09-20-2009 02:14 PM

Brad, this is a nice looking sled that you have built. The walnut trim adds a nice look to it and making the fence adjustable is a good idea. I really did not realize what was missing from my shop until I built one. I am sure you will find this to be an indispensible tool for your shop.

One suggestion I would have would be to add a block as a blade guard to the rear fence.

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#3 posted 09-20-2009 04:31 PM

Great sled.
Looking forward to seeing your 1st test cut!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 06:20 PM

Good-looking sled. I know you’ll enjoy it for a long time.


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#5 posted 09-21-2009 07:30 PM

What are the dimensions?

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#6 posted 02-04-2012 08:28 PM

Nice! I like the rockler flip stops. I think I’ll add that to mine. :)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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