Making a table saw miter sled

I’ve had my new table saw for over a year, and I finally got around to making a new miter sled for it. Since one of my New Year’s resolutions was to start making videos again, that’s exactly what I did. If you can handle some so-so audio & videography check out the video below. The sled is my take, and a simplified version of the sled described in this  Fine Woodworking article by Robert Hamon.

It’s pretty quick and easy to make, and an invaluable tool when it comes time to make a picture frame or two. All you need is a piece of any sheet good, and some hardwood for the fences and runners. The base of my sled is made from a 1/2″ thick piece of MDF that measure 15″ wide by 48″ long. The fences are made from 1-3/4″ square soft maple, and the runners are made from a piece of 3/4″ thick White Ash. I think I have about $40 total in the raw materials, so material costs are pretty low.

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