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Table saw sled #2: almost done

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Blog entry by mIps posted 09-16-2013 08:49 PM 875 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The new sled is almost done and I am much happier with it.

As you can see it’s a basic sled. No Schmancy bits but it runs better in the table, has a DIY T-Track and a blade box so, it’s a upgrade.

The back fence is 2 pieces of 1×6 laminated together with glue and screws. I cut a slot in this 5/8” wide and 1/4” deep then laminated a piece of cheap 14” ply over it and cut a 1/4” slot in that to make the t-track. It’s a bit crooked at one point but it’ll still work. I need to get a t-bolt and make the adjustable stop.

The blade box is a hollow bit of particleboard glued and screwed to the back of the rear fence. It rides about 1/8” above the surface of the table just to make sure it doesn’t drag.

Again, not pretty but a step up and forward.

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.



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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 10:23 PM

Square and Level gets it done. (fancy, ...not so much).

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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NormG

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#2 posted 09-17-2013 02:40 AM

Congrats, very useful item

-- Norman

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