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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 1886 days ago 12191 views 124 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my version of the table saw sled. Like everything I do, it’s overkill . I really like for my jigs to look as good as they function. This one uses baltic birch plywood, walnut, and flame maple. When I work with nice tools it puts me in a different mindset, which affects the work I do. Obviously, I love to build nice stuff. I built the angled fence to be removable. The back fence is adjustable. I coudln’t bring myself to permanantly attach it. Using treaded inserts, it is bolted from the bottom and back, and can be shimmed for fine tuning. There is a changeable blade insert so I can also do angled cuts, as well as dadoes.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong





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doyoulikegumwood

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#1 posted 1886 days ago

nice work kent i like overkill makes one jig usefull for more then one thing great job can i steal your idea lol

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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kimball

317 posts in 1898 days


#2 posted 1886 days ago

Kent,
You have made a beautiful sled. It looks well thought out and totally functional. How about a measured drawing?

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1886 days ago

First class!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 1886 days ago

Great looking sled and the front and back fences are superb!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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GaryK

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#5 posted 1886 days ago

Now, that’s a nice looking sled!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1886 days ago

Hey Kent
This is one great sled, I really like the miter attachment great job.

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patron

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#7 posted 1886 days ago

super cool !
thoughts for future ,
thanks .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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majeagle1

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#8 posted 1886 days ago

super sled for sure!!!! Love the wood combination, the adjustability, and also the removable insert , great idea.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 1886 days ago

Kent, this is a beautiful sled and I like the versatility that you built into it. I like the wood combination and the design of this. The removable insert is a good idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 1886 days ago

very nice sled, I like the ideas of the plaement of the t-slots, and the replaceable zero clearance slot.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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dustbunny

1149 posts in 1896 days


#11 posted 1886 days ago

I wish I had seen this before I built my sled:( I REALLY like the adjustable miter !! I think my sled is already due to be replaced… or modified. Super work!!

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 1886 days ago

WOW , You really put some thought into this sled ….not only beautiful , but also so functional ! Great job :: )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 1886 days ago

I like the built in mitre jig, very neat.

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

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cobbler

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#14 posted 1885 days ago

Nice!!!

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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Splinterman

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#15 posted 1885 days ago

A very practical addition to your workshop….........nice job.

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