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Project by cajunpen posted 07-03-2014 01:53 AM 1942 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing a video with Bill Young's miter sled I decided to start on my own version. I got the 1/4 20 knobs in today. The sled is actually an old self that I from an old computer sled. It’s fiberboard, but laminated on both sides. I set it up for my first cut to be a 6 sided segment and I hit it dead on the first try (I used the Wixey Digital Gauge), the second photo shows the 6 sided test piece. It is just an old piece of pine that I had lying around and is not glued, just has a rubber band holding it together. The only place that light can be see through it is dead center (which is getting drilled out anyway).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 07-03-2014 02:39 AM

Great job, Bill. You will find this more useful than you ever imagined.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 07-03-2014 03:40 AM

Great build there Bill. I like the adjustable holding clamp.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 07-03-2014 05:02 AM

Great build and very accurate by the looks of the test piece. I will have to build one of these Bill.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 07-03-2014 08:35 AM

Great job Bill. I can see one of those in my future since I’m buying a Ring Master

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 07-03-2014 01:16 PM

Great build judging by the accuracy of your result.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 07-03-2014 02:11 PM

That is really cool. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Karson

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#7 posted 07-03-2014 02:42 PM

Bill looks like a great sled

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Diggerjacks

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#8 posted 07-03-2014 05:04 PM

Hello cajunpen

Looks very great

Do you have a pattern or some instruction to make one ?

Thanks for sharing

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

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 07-03-2014 06:00 PM

Diggerjack, I don’t have any plans – I watched the video mentioned in my description and this video by Stephen Ogle and went from that. It’s pretty straightforward.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Diggerjacks

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#10 posted 07-03-2014 06:25 PM

Hello

Thanks for the link

I want to make one

Alot of new possibilities for turning wood projects

Thanks for all

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

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cajunpen

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#11 posted 07-03-2014 11:18 PM

Woohoo – Daily Top 3!!! Only my second one – thanks LumberJocks. I’ve got the sled zeroed in to cut extremely accurate 4, 6, and 8 Segment pieces that fit together all in one glue up. Don’t have to glue up to halves and then sand those until they fit without a gap. The segments can be glued up on one board, right off the sled. I need to devise some way to secure the wedges for my larger boards. For those not aware, the board lying on the sled in photo #1 is a blank that could be mounted to the Ringmaster to cut for a bowl. It is about 5” in diameter and rubber bands work fine to hold that. I’m wondering what I could use for 8” or larger blanks (the max for a Ringmaster is 12”) Any ideas or suggestions?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Hawaiilad

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#12 posted 07-03-2014 11:25 PM

Congrats Bill, If you are asking how to hold the segment pieces together during glue-up, I remember seeing a Post from Bill Young on his site showing the use of nylon webbing with a locking system (something you would use for holding chair legs together for glue up. Sorry I don’t know the name of it

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Mean_Dean

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#13 posted 07-04-2014 12:20 AM

Looks great—gotta make one of these myself!

-- Dean

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TheDane

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#14 posted 07-04-2014 12:29 AM

Bill—Thanks for posting this … it was the motivation I needed to get off my can and address a problem I have had with my old sled.

I spent the afternoon in the shop making a variant of this design … hope to have it ready right after the Independence Day holiday!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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cajunpen

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#15 posted 07-04-2014 01:04 AM

Happy to be of help Gerry, I look forward to seeing your version.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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