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SLR/Taper/You Name It Table saw Sled

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Project by TheWoodenOyster posted 09-09-2014 12:50 AM 2139 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone,

I recently had some time to make a tablesaw sled that I have had in my head for a long time. I was doing a project that included tapered legs and a 70ish degree crosscut (I don’t have a RAS or SCMS). I knew a sled with fences would really kill a lot of the possibilities, so I made it with one runner only. Construction is pretty simple. 1/2” MDF on top of 1/2” BB ply. I inset 2 four foot long t tracks and bought four hold downs.

So far I have used it to straight line rip, taper, and cut odd angles. When I want to replicate a cut, I just trace the piece onto the top and clamp each piece in the same spot. I am sure I will also end up using stop blocks on there as well for things that require more precision. It has been super useful so far. It really is a blank slate as far a sled goes, which is really nice. You can pretty much do anything with it, though it doesn’t really specialize in any of them.

Comments and questions welcome!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 09-09-2014 01:35 AM

Simple…. yet infinitely versatile.
I would say you nailed it!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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dlgWoodWork

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#2 posted 09-09-2014 02:27 AM

Looks handy. I have some tapers to cut on an upcoming buffet table. I think I may borrow this design. Thanks for posting this.

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 04:16 AM

Sometimes simple is truly the most functional.

-- There's two routers in my vocab, one that moves data and one that removes wood, the latter being more relevant on this forum.

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bluekingfisher

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#4 posted 09-09-2014 08:05 AM

Useful jig, I’m sure it will serve you well

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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