|Project by DocSavage45||posted 01-24-2015 01:53 AM||2844 views||1 time favorited||41 comments|
There are as many individual table saw sleds as there are woodworkers
To name a few people who have influenced my building. Kiefer, Marc S The Wood Whisperer, William NG, John from Eagle Lake Woodworking, Randy aka Blackie, and Shawnesey (sp?). Thanks for showing me how you did it.
My version involves a little story of re-purposing the old roof rafters of the garage section which is now my main shop. Wanted to build from what I had. The old piece of lumber was so hard and dry it pinged like a piece of glass.
Used my Jointer since I have mounted my dust port on it and the shop is much cleaner. Took awhile using light passes.
The next picture is the front and back fences. The wood was soo hard a new saw blade caused splintering as I didn’t use a backer board. The wood is fir. Structurally strong but it’s a little like oak, just not as nice. I did learn I won’t be doing that again! The fences and the MDF are sealed with Seal coat as my shop humidity is down to 30 % in the winter and upwards of 80% even with the AC going in the summer. Couldn’t find a piece of plywood that didn’t have a bit of a bow.
Got the blade and fence square and true to .006 which is good enough for me. Had problems with my runners. Marc S’s (Wood Whisperer) video was really helpful.
Shawnesy’s video gave me permission to just build it to get my other projects going. Once the fences were true and pretty accurate I put a stop on it and used the waste from my 5 cuts squaring process to make a protective box where the saw blade exits the fence near the operator.
One of my shop cats came over when the machines were turned off to give me his paw of approval!
Learned a lot, and we will see how stable it is. I have a rail I can attatch to the top of the fence for hold downs and jigs. Once I got the runners sliding smooth and the blade pretty darn accurate I was able to do some repetitive and precise cuts very fast.. That will improve my timelines on builds!
Thanks for looking, all comments welcome!
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher