Used on doors, face frames, and picture frames, frame miters are not as easy to execute as they look. The parts must be cut precisely at 45° and at the exact length. Then they must be glued and clamped properly. By using his dedicated miter sled and cutting the parts to length before they are mitered, Craig Thibodeau has mastered the frame miter. Here, he shows you how to make his sled and how to use it. Then he shares techniques for clamping that will make assembly easier.
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There is one missing dimension, the distance from the stiffener block and the nose of the 45 degree plate. Also I am adding a T-Slot sliding block so I don't have to remount the stop block for each width of the frame.
The problem with this jig being used on a table saw is you will get tear out especially if you are using picture frame molding. This jig would be much more effective on a radial arm saw.