Simple miter sled
Here's how I made my miter sled. An hour or 2 and it's done.
I took a strip 3/4" wide and cut it in half. The base is a piece of an old cabinet. Pressed chip board with melamine coating.
Put double sided tape on the track strips and a couple pennies in each track to lift the strips up a bit. A piece of scrap at the front edge of the table. Push the strips against the scrap, and lay the base down on them. I had a mark at center to align with the blade.
Press the tape firmly and take the whole thing out of the tracks. Turn it over and countersink a few holes in each track for screws. I used #6x3/4". Remove the tape from the runners and screw them down.
Put it back in the tracks and turn the saw on. Cut 6-9" and stop the saw.
Using a drafting triangle place it against the blade firmly and make a mark for 45°. Do the same on the other side directly across from the first mark for that 45°.
Take whatever you are going to use for the fences and put double sided tape on the bottom edges. Stick one on, aligning it with the line you drew.
Turn the jig over and drill countersunk holes to attach it. Screw it down, turn it over and put it in the tracks. Run it across the blade to cut it off.
Remove that fence and do the same for the other side. Take the tape off both fences and screw them down to the base.
There ya go. A simple miter sled.
Last edited by AxlMyk; 01-17-2009 at 06:34 PM.