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My first sled

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Project by jesinfla posted 04-17-2015 03:27 AM 1276 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Outputter for posting his home made sled – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26395 – I was motivated to create one for my craftsman table saw as well – I have the same TS as him and it worked like a charm

Before creating the sled, I was using 2 miter slides and a 2×4 as a throw away sled, this is much better.

Made from 3/4” mdf, 1×3 for the slides which fit perfectly along the sides of the table and 2×4 for for the fences.

So far so good

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(





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ruddhess

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 11:28 AM

Looks good! :) Thanks for sharing your work.

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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WoodNSawdust

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#2 posted 04-17-2015 12:36 PM

simple usually works the best. Make sure you verify the accuracy of the back rail. There are videos on YouTube explaining the process (William Ng, the wood whisperer).

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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Grumpymike

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 08:42 PM

Nice first sled … You will build more in the future.
Do look at the 5 cut method by William Ng … It really works, and be sure to use a very dry piece for the back rail; my first sled changed again and again till I realized what was happening … Drying warp.

Welcome to LJ’s, I’m looking forward to your next project.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 04-17-2015 09:50 PM

I also welcome you to Lumber Jocks. I have yet to build a sled but sure could use one.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 01:37 AM

Welcome to LJ! Before you run that sled too far and cut into your thumb, glue up a big block or some minder pieces in the back of the back fence. It’s really easy while you’re watching the cut to not pay attention to the blade exiting the back into your finger. Look at mine so you’ll see what I mean. I didn’t have mine on at first and after a few cuts, I found myself almost doing it: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92641

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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jesinfla

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#6 posted 04-18-2015 12:06 PM

Thanks all for the welcomes, advice and replies – greatly appreciated

Thanks cueball – that’s a great idea – try to take care of that soon

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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jesinfla

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#7 posted 04-18-2015 12:07 PM



I also welcome you to Lumber Jocks. I have yet to build a sled but sure could use one.

- Hawaiilad


I was skeptical at first after creating my first one which was a throw away, but after I completed it, I felt great – and it’s well worth the time to make one.

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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Routerisstillmyname

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#8 posted 04-20-2015 12:32 AM

And it won’t be last. good job.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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