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A miter sled is a useful jig for making perfect 45 degree mitered corners. I made a video a while ago, but I think it was overly complicated. This version is …



  1. Many thanks for this video. I used your basic plan to make a jig of my own, and my first ever frame came out perfect! I did find that the angle for each side of the jig needs to be close to 45 degrees or wide frames can look a bit off. For example, for a 2" wide board the diagonal of a 46 degree cut is 2 28/32", for the matching 44 degree angle the diagonal is 2 25/32". This is enough to be noticeable from up close. Again, thanks for a great video.

  2. Any ideas on how to make the runners when the miter slot isn't perfectly square? I don't mean that the slots aren't perpendicular to the edge of the table, but on my table saw (a craftsman, which I'm told this is a common issue with them) there are little nobs along the face of the table along the slots. I've been trying to wrap my mind around this and I'm stumped. Thoughts?

  3. Thank you for this video. I recently made a chess board for my grand son. I wanted to make a Chinese checker board on the flip side with the two boards sandwiched in a frame with a dado in the center. Cutting the frame was stressful but a miter sled made joining the corners a breeze. Remembering to label them left and right was the key.

  4. Very nice. I made mine yesterday. I thought I would share that proper placement of the first guide is important. mine was off a bit. Being off resulted in corners where one side was thicker than the other. Luckily, I found it before the glue set and was able to fix it. After I had it all set up, I ran a 2×4 through to test. then I used the test pieces, clamped to my crosscut sled to cut a space for a decorative spline in the joint of the boxes I made. It made for a productive day in the workshop. Thanks.