|Project by TheWoodenOyster||posted 09-09-2014 12:50 AM||2178 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
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