|Project by Lumberpunk||posted 06-28-2014 08:28 PM||3763 views||35 times favorited||5 comments|
Here is my version of the Super Sled from Eagle Lake Woodworking
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.
-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.