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Building a miter sled for the Shopsmith. The primary function will be to cut picture frames. Yes, I have a miter saw, but the slight differences in setup swinging between the 45 degree settings (left and right) causes issues. In theory, alternating the cuts between the left and right sides on the sled, perfect 90 degree corners can be achieved.

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Modified: 2/18/13 9:25 AM

Miter slot guides are installed to run in both table slots, eliminating as much 'slop' as possible. The guides were initially set using double-sided tape and lowering the sled to the table while holding it square to the infeed side of the table. 18GA brads were used to tack them in place, then 5/8" wood screws were installed.

 
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Table with runners installed

 
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The plastic Speed Square has strips of 1/2" Baltic birch plywood attached between the bottom of the square and the top of the sled.

 
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Modified: 4/27/13 10:53 AM

Use the speed square to align the 2" aluminum angle. F-clamp holds stop block for consistent length. Rails must be exactly the same lenght. Stiles must be exactly the same length.

 
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View from the bottom.

 
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Modified: 2/18/13 9:26 AM

First set of victims to try the new sled. 3/4 x 1 3/4 cherry to be made into gallery frames.

 

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