Table Saw Sled

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 05-28-2009 04:17 PM 15001 views 126 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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#1 posted 05-28-2009 04:28 PM

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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#2 posted 05-28-2009 04:34 PM

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

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#3 posted 05-28-2009 04:43 PM

First class!

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

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#4 posted 05-28-2009 04:43 PM

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

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

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#5 posted 05-28-2009 04:47 PM

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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#6 posted 05-28-2009 04:56 PM

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

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#7 posted 05-28-2009 05:43 PM

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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#8 posted 05-28-2009 06:12 PM

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

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 05-28-2009 07:05 PM

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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#10 posted 05-28-2009 07:44 PM

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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#11 posted 05-28-2009 08:06 PM

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!!


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#12 posted 05-29-2009 12:46 AM

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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#13 posted 05-29-2009 05:26 AM

I like the built in mitre jig, very neat.

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

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#14 posted 05-29-2009 01:28 PM


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#15 posted 05-29-2009 02:48 PM

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

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