The Ultimate Picture Frame Sled with Micro Jig Zero Play Guide Bar

This is the first video in a multi-part series on picture frame making. This video gives you an overview on how to make the ultimate picture frame sled. If you would like to see more detailed information and photos please check out my website at the link below. In order to make perfect picture frames you need two things… One the two corner pieces must add up to 90° and the short sides as well as the long sides must be the exact same length. This sled covers both of those issues as well as it allows for larger picture frames than a traditional miter sled stop system. Picture frames are not measured by the inside or outside length but by the rabbit so if your artwork or matte is 5×7 we can set the stop to create a frame for that exact size. To make sure there is no play in our sled we’re using the MicroJig Zero Play Guide bar system that adjusts to fit any table saw. Also, I must give credit to where credit is due. This is a modified and updated sled to one published by Fine Woodworking. If you want to check out those plans there will be a link below.

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HOW TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE PICTURE FRAME SLED:

HOW TO MAKE A SPLINE JIG:

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Drunken Woodworker Website: https://drunkenwoodworker.com/ultimate-picture-frame-sled-micro-jig-zero-play-guide-bar
Micro Jig Zero Play Guide Bar: http://amzn.to/1EyAWCO
Fine Woodworking Sled: http://www.finewoodworking.com/assets/downloads/DownloadFreePlan.pdf

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25 Comments

  1. April Wilkerson
    April 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    Great jig David. Those zero play guides are awesome, I’m going to get me
    some.

    Oh, and I didn’t realize you had such a talented chin! I saw how it can
    also be a third hand when you need it. ; ) 

  2. Steve Carmichael
    April 17, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    I was just thinking the SawStop brake might trip just seconds before you
    mentioned it, because that happened to my neighbor. lol Really like the
    aluminum ruler idea.

  3. GarageWoodworks
    April 17, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    I kept waiting for the My Cousin Vinny accuracy statement. 😉
    Nice job brother.

  4. Chris Cruz
    April 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    ok… not gonna lie. I kind of miss the Bongos 🙂 But that doesn’t change
    the fact that I really appreciate your content! Thank you for taking that
    time to do what you do. 

  5. Dustin Penner
    April 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    I’ll think of this After I build by next picture frame. Did you push the
    ice pick down with your face?

  6. Pipman10234
    April 17, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    ahh did Jimmy get you to use an ice pick?

  7. Ty Moser
    April 17, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    I’ve seen a bunch of miter jigs. This one takes the cake!

  8. Tiit Saul
    April 17, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

    nice chin action there

  9. Jackman Carpentry
    April 17, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Jig looks great, but an ice pick?! Someone’s being a bad influence on you
    :P

  10. Rock-n H Woodshop
    April 17, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    Love the jig! Worthy of a feature!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  11. Andrew Klein
    April 17, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    great project, I really like your version of this jig.

  12. Saw Dust Maker
    April 17, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    I really like this Framing sled. I can see one in the future.

  13. KSFWG
    April 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

    Great picture frame jig. Nicely done and very well explained. Thanks !

  14. Average Guy Woodworking
    April 17, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    Nice project and video David.

  15. Toby Kennedy
    April 17, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    Loved this David – and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the series.

    I found it a little difficult to see exactly where you were stopping the
    measure, so perhaps just a little arrow/line on the block for muppets like
    me?

    Great build.

  16. joshcarz
    April 17, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    I like your version.

  17. Average Joes Joinery
    April 17, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

    Great Jig David! It looks really profesional and well made, I’m sure it
    will get a lot of use 🙂 Loving the new format btw :)

  18. The ShavingWood Workshop
    April 17, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    Great sled – I really like the zero play guide system

  19. Jonathan Malott
    April 17, 2015 at 11:37 pm #

    Looking forward to the rest of the series, keep up the good work!

  20. Dominic Bender
    April 18, 2015 at 12:30 am #

    Neat jig, David. I assume you used a metal cutting saw blade for cutting
    the ruler? Thanks for sharing!

  21. Pat M
    April 18, 2015 at 1:25 am #

    David, like the video and wonder if you cut the ruler stop at 90 degrees
    right at where it meets the rail it might be easier to see the number your
    trying to lock down on?? 

  22. ansiaaa
    April 18, 2015 at 1:37 am #

    that stop block is a pretty cool addition to this kind of jig!

  23. Backyard Woodworking
    April 18, 2015 at 2:08 am #

    Great jig and the ruler idea is sweet. 

  24. Ted Alexander
    April 18, 2015 at 2:27 am #

    Very nice! A great tool for a photographer like yourself.

  25. Randy Allaway
    April 18, 2015 at 3:17 am #

    Great timing, a friend of mine just asked if I could make some oversized
    poster frames! STOP READING MY MIND, DUDE.