Dado Sled

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-21-2015 05:39 PM 3811 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to dado a lot of deck railing posts and needed a sled for the table saw so I built this one from a piece of maple plywood I brought with me and some 2×4’s and a couple of oak T shaped rails to fit the Craftsman saw. I added a long gauge arm to make them all consistent. It made quick work of this dado job. Now we have a sled for our park shop table saw!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 01-21-2015 05:59 PM

Good jig.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 01-21-2015 06:46 PM

Looks like a COOL solution… quick n dirty… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#3 posted 01-21-2015 06:57 PM

Nice build, I love shop made tools. There unique design people put into there tool design is awesome.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#4 posted 01-21-2015 07:19 PM

simply is the best,fingers are safe,nice shop made sled Jim

-- bambi

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#5 posted 01-21-2015 07:40 PM

Sleds are always a welcomed addition in my shop and one for dados is no exception. I actually used my old cc sled to be dedicated to cut dados and miters when called upon! Nice job and thanks for sharing.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#6 posted 01-21-2015 09:02 PM

Simple solution to a repetitive task. Nice work Jim.

-- 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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#7 posted 01-21-2015 09:07 PM

Always up for the challenge Jim, that’ll get the job done,
well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 01-21-2015 09:20 PM

Great to have good helpers Jim!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-21-2015 11:58 PM

Quick and dirty and gets the jb done well .
I like the safety back stop .
Jim is always thinking .
Good job working with what’s on hand .


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 01-22-2015 12:00 AM

Good one Jim!!!!! Well thought out!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#11 posted 01-22-2015 12:03 AM

Cool sled Jim. I had that same craftsman TS at one point and its amazing how much a sled improved its usefulness. Well after I ground those pesky tabs out of the miter slots…lol Nice job sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 01-22-2015 03:18 AM

Nothing like a good jig Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 01-22-2015 03:43 AM

Now your filling up the park shop with jigs. Your a good guy to have around. I’m sure it will get use from others. Nice job.

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

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#14 posted 01-22-2015 05:26 AM

Great job Jim.
Very handy for multiple cuts.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#15 posted 01-22-2015 09:22 AM

Nicely done, Jim! Great addition to the southern shop!

-- God bless, Candy

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