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Super duper sled

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Project by Lumberpunk posted 06-28-2014 08:28 PM 1844 views 31 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of the Super Sled from Eagle Lake Woodworking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZuyC7udVjs

It is based on a 27”x41” sheet of 3/4” MDF with slots routed in it for accessories. The fence is two pieces of 7/8” quartersawn birch laminated together with a T-Slot routed in the top (I wish now I had put the slot down the middle so I could turn my stops around when not in use). The front fence is a piece of 7/8” Birch. After I had mounted the UHMW runners I used a dado blade to plow a groove 3/8” deep in the bottom so I can raise the blade a little extra.

I squared the fence using the 5 cut method and got my error under .001 of an inch over 6 feet!

The hold downs are shop made from a pattern I found online… can’t remember where. The stops are a mix of birch and birch ply.

All the mounting hardware came from a Lee Valley jig and fixture kit I got as a special offer years ago… hope they sell them again soon… I am running out of knobs.

The miter fences are maple with a groove for lock down and a t-slot for stops and hold downs. I set them at 45 with a shop made square (Thanks Incra miter for your accurate angles) drilled 1/4” holes that I can place the starter pins from my router plates in and quickly set 45 degrees. They are super accurate in my tests.

My favorite part is the rip fence (pic 5). I have never seen one done before and I am pretty happy with the way it worked out. I have always thought that switching between crosscut and rip was a pain when I was only ripping short pieces… so I found a solution. It is a piece of 3/4” MDF and allows me to rip this strips very safely or rip short pieces (under 24 3/4”) on the sled up to 9 3/4” inches wide.

At some point I would like to build a bevel attachment but no hurry right now.

Thanks for looking… hope it inspires.





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Dkouglas

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#1 posted 06-29-2014 06:09 PM

Very neat idea(s) there. I like the Rip option as well.
Good job. I will build similar when I slow down a bit.
Thanks for sharing it.

-- Doug, Rhode Island, http://www.kornerwoodshop.com (Splinter Magnet)

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#2 posted 06-29-2014 07:29 PM

Wow. I really like that. Well done

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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Lumberpunk

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#3 posted 06-29-2014 08:07 PM

Thanks! I am working on a bevel rip guide for 45’s as well… will post more pics when it’s done

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Diggerjacks

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 04:38 PM

Hello Lsmart

Very nice sled

I saw the video from Eagle anf In the future I have to make one like yours

Did you have some difficulties to make it ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Lumberpunk

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 08:53 PM

Hey Digger not so much difficulties as just paying lots of attention so everything is straight and square… you should watch William NG or The Wood Whisperer’s videos as well before you build.

William Ng: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbG-n--LFgQ

The Wood Whisperer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE9f4bp_wm8

Enjoy

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