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Need to cut sides for a ring box. Like to do it with 45* so no end grain. Can't seem to get a consitant cut on my table saw and the chop saw is fairly dangerous at this size.

Is this what a sled is for? Not shure how to get there from hear. I will be using hard wood and cutting material about 1 7/8" to 2" tall into 1 7/8" long pieces with a 45* on eather end.

I will also need to cut the top and bottom but that I can do on my chop saw.

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Make blocks of MDF to the size of your insert sides. Use a bearing guided 45 degree chamfer/bevel bit and after adjusting height of bit, route away on a table with the good wood on the table side. Or bevel a long strip on 2 edges. Cut to size and fit with the unbevelled sides top and bottom.
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A "V" groove bit will work too, with the use of a fence and a push block.

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Default 45* bit not true

I tried the 45 bit I have but the 45s didn't come out good. I think the router may have been a little out of plumb as the frued has a lot of play in the height adjustment.

Anyway I ended up setting up a jig on my chop saw to get it done. Fingers where way closer then I like so I will have to come up with a better way.

I am thinking about trying a sled with clamps and a stop block. Any help appreciated.

The pics is the second try at 45s on with the chop saw and the first put together of what I want to do. Need better corners.
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Hey Mike R.....

a while back, i came across an article about building the perverbial box within a box. I think it was in shop notes... Essentially the format was like what you presented in your pics. I thought this wouild be a cool lil thing to learn. So I made a very small sled. Just big enough to be safe t work with on my TS...After a lil tweaking and a few practice runs I had the 45* edges down pat... Give a small sled a try. The one I made for this was about 18 x 20... Another lil trick you can try is after you're piece has been glued up and dried well, a lil spritz with warm water on the bad edge and a round screwdriver can be used to bring the edges together. Just lightly, very lightly sprizt the edge with the water, then take your screw driver and work the edges together by sliding the driver lightly along the edges..

just something to give a shot. I made the sled out of scraps..

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I will stick with my method.
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Have you got a photo of your sled please Twoskies?
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here ya go. nothing fancy, but it did the job...

I always found these kinda small projects make for great learning exercises..
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Mike those look awsome. I just couldn't get my set up to come out right. Before I rabited the edges for a closer I tried to do a lining but the chop saw kept tearing up the little thin wood I was using.

Bill I would like to see a pic of the sled you made for this also. Did you use clamps to hold the pieces?

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Mike R... no clamps.. but they certainly wouldn't hurt to have!!!
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