Miter Sled

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Project by GrumpyCub posted 02-21-2017 04:54 PM 1306 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have an upcoming project which requires several miter joints. To get them as close as possible I decided to construct this sled. Test joints look very good so I am glad I did. The base is birch ply. The fences are scrap cherry and the handle is a piece of 2×4. I just used what I had in my scrap bin.

From watching some videos online, I realized that the key is to get a 90 degree across the fences. Each fence may not be 45 degrees to the blade, but that doesn’t matter as long as the total angle is 90 degrees and you cut each mating piece of the joint on opposing fences, you get a perfect 90 degree miter. I used a framing square to ensure the angle was 90 degrees before attaching the fences.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 02-21-2017 06:23 PM

Great shop project.

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#2 posted 02-22-2017 03:11 AM

A great addition to your shop. Mine has proven very helpful.

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#3 posted 02-22-2017 03:30 PM

Simple and effective. Do you use clamps? I found my biggest problem curring mitres is stock moving ever so slightly duting the cut when i hold by hand.

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 02:12 PM

BenDupre, I do use clamps. A small bar clamp to hold it on the fence seems to do the trick.

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