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I built my Sled and it snowed here in Southern MN!

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Project by DocSavage45 posted 01-24-2015 01:53 AM 2752 views 1 time favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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UncleStumpy

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#1 posted 01-24-2015 02:03 AM

Too bad you built the wrong kind of sled!!!!!!!!!!!

Actually, the sled I built looks a lot like yours, but different. lol. But the thing I like the best is the protective housing. It is a MUST HAVE!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#2 posted 01-24-2015 02:03 AM

Super Sled tom ,nice work.

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 01-24-2015 02:05 AM

Uncle Stumpy,

Noticed that on many of the sleds first was Kiefer’s not as slick but it works. Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 01-24-2015 02:05 AM

Jim,

Thanks, Some time in coming? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 01-24-2015 02:23 AM

Nice work on the sled Tom. This is still on my to-do list!!

-- 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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#6 posted 01-24-2015 02:23 AM

Looks good, Tom! Should make accuracy a bit easier.

Charlie

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kiefer

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#7 posted 01-24-2015 02:24 AM

Well you got it done and at very low cost which I llike .
You made the most essential jig for your saw and you will appreciate how much safety ,production and enjoyment you get out of this .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Benji Reyes

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#8 posted 01-24-2015 02:33 AM

Nice job in re purposing those old rafters Tom! Now to ride it on the snow! Lol

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 01-24-2015 02:34 AM

lookin good. A cross cut sled for the table saw is indispensable. I’mm sure it will be put to good use!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 01-24-2015 02:39 AM

Good job Tom. That will be very useful in the shop.
I had the same thought as UncleStumpy when I read sled and snow.

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 01-24-2015 03:07 AM

Radu,

A little humor goes a long way especially when we are screwing something up? LOL!

Thanks for checking it out!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 01-24-2015 03:09 AM

Peter,

I finally figured out what those Allen nuts were for in lining up my fence! LOL! didn’t have that on my old craftsman. I’m in total agreement!

Thanks for checking in!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 01-24-2015 03:10 AM

Benji,

Maybe if I had some of that fantastic wood you play with? LOL! Still down under?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 01-24-2015 03:12 AM

Klaus,

Hey it’s not a Klaus Kiefer, bu But maybe the next one I make? It’s already too small LOL!

Thanks for giving me the idea.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 01-24-2015 03:14 AM

Charlie,

Thanks,

It’s amazing , even with a stop block and an aligator clamp. Maybe I will get to make something I would feel good about showing next fall.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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