Yet Another Mitre Sled Variation

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Project by socrbent posted 09-01-2013 10:27 PM 4625 views 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I have found the crosscut sled I built some time back to be very useful, Decided it would be good to build a mitre sled. With inspiration from many others especially MrWhite, I came up with this design using 2 screws and glue. The base is some old paneling, maple for the runners and oak for the fence and braces. I put two recycled old scrap pine 2by4’s down the middle under the oak top piece to give the sled some rigidity and provide a blade guard. I couldn’t see the need for a brace across the leading edge as in some many others. It might be something I’ll learn to regret, but it seems solid and stable right now. fences are 16”.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 09-01-2013 10:55 PM

looks good. should work fine.

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 02:55 AM

Ok I’m just guessing here but I would say the top piece will accomplish what the leading rail is meant to do. I like the leading rails but they block your ability to cut longer boards. With you design you can make a cut and flip the board to end up with 2 miter cuts. Your design makes sense to me. Let us know if you ever find any drawbacks.

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 08:04 PM

a sweet build for sure

we had one similar in a boat company
i worked at years ago
simple and straight forward

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#4 posted 09-03-2013 12:39 PM

That should do the trick but hoe about some stops to make it easy to cut even length .

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