Re: How do you get accurate miters?

I'd make a "sliding table" mitre fence for my table saw with some 1/2 plywood. Lay out the 67.5 degree angle on the plywood screw a cleat onto the lay outline on one end tight enough to hold the angle and make a couple of fine tuning test cuts then screw it down tight. Depending on the length this could also have a stop block applied and get your length cut at the same time. Nothing fancy but effective for the cost of some scrap wood.
EJ
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You might be interested in the Veritas Poly Gauge. An angle setting device for making multi-sided items. It includes a 67.5 degree angle. http://www.onlinetoolreviews.com/reviews/veritaspolygauge.htm
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work they actually are pretty good...at least you get darn close on the initial setup...
But like another poster responded I find myself cutting a lot of 45 degree cuts and an ocassional 22.5 miter so I took the time years ago to make a sled for cutting them.. took a little time to tweak the sleds......and you bet I have a few 90 degree sleds also...
Bob Griffiths
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I'm now using an EB-3 miter gauge and have never had as much good luck as I'm having now. However, I have to admit that I haven't put anything together with more than 4 sides yet. Even so, no gaps so far.
Don

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