12 Feb. 2004|
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The idea of the tilting bandsaw miter sled came to me while working on creating a variety of wood inlay banding patterns for various wood projects to be built.
There are some advantages to using the bandsaw over the table saw when cutting wood inlay segments. Sometimes my choice is to cut inlay segments by using the dedicated miter sled for the table saw and for those operations the table saw technique works just fine. However, my curiosity and imagination has led me to the band saw where my first concern was about the quality of the cut for the inlay segments.
This miter sled works exceptionally well for cutting miters on smaller flat material where safety concerns could arise if the wood was instead cut on the table saw. The right side of the bearing assembly has more clearance from the sled and as a result there is more exposure to the bandsaw blade. It is no longer a concern as this method works very well when cutting miters on flat material. To build the tilting bandsaw miter sled use the same techniques as featured in the Bandsaw Crosscut Sled article.
For this reason it is a good idea to have the tilting miter sled long enough to adequately handle a stop block on the left side and long enough to support the flat material on the right side. By designing the tilting miter sled in this manner it allows for a good cutting action and also for a good margin of safety as well.