Big Upgrade for a little Miter Gauge

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dpadg posted 01-17-2021 11:32 PM 1605 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used this weekend to add a much needed upgrade to my miter gauge that came with my Shipmaster contractor saw, it was very small, it fit loosely in saws miter slots and the bar was barely long enough to cut even small crosscuts. I finally decided it was the time to address these issues and make a miter gauge that was actually nice to use. I took the design from a fellow lumber jock, here’s that project link (don’t want to claim anyone ideas). I didn’t have any 1/4” MDF like Bricofleur uses on his miter gauge, but I did have hardboard, I like the look anyway. After making the new fence 4×24” I routed both tracks 3” off the bottom to line up with the adapter piece, Both sides can then be used so after one becomes to rough I can flip it over, or use one side for dados and one for general crosscuts. I secured on the factory miter gauge. once the fence was complete I made some new miter bar runners from Oak and using a dado stack I removed enough material to make a sort of tenon to underneath and inside the existing miter bar to extend the bar out to 18” and epoxied both pieces together.

3 comments so far

View woodbutcherbynight's profile


10906 posts in 3903 days

#1 posted 01-18-2021 02:44 AM

Pretty slick adaptation. NICE!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View recycle1943's profile


7080 posts in 3116 days

#2 posted 01-19-2021 01:14 PM

great idea and execution

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View 18wheelznwood's profile


146 posts in 524 days

#3 posted 01-29-2021 03:40 AM

Not much worse than a sloppy miter gauge!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics