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Project by athomas5009 posted 08-26-2015 07:08 PM 3031 views 30 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this router sled for flattening slabs and cutting boards. Nothing ground breaking about my version, I just combined bits and pieces from others I’ve seen posted on here. I did laminate all my moving/mating surfaces with hardboard, this really helps the surfaces move smoothly. Doing so does sacrifice some cutting depth but this wasn’t a problem since my surfacing bit is 1 3/4 D x 1 3/4 Cutting depth.

I ran a cpl of practice boards yesterday and will really put it to work over the next cpl days.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 08-27-2015 01:39 AM

Nice design, looks like a winner. What router but do you intend to use?, I suggest s bowl bit for smoothest finish.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 08-27-2015 02:11 AM

very nice and practical. is that sitting on your table saw? might try that myself. thanks for posting

-- wiser1934, new york

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athomas5009

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#3 posted 08-27-2015 07:47 AM

Yes I’ve heard it’s best to use a know flat surface for reference and in my shop that means the TS. I’m still lacking a true assembly table or traditional work bench.

I’m using a 1 3/4 D x 1 3/4 cut depth x 1/2 shank freud dado bit. I was gonna go with a bowl bit but the man at woodcraft said he’s had good luck with this and the extra size helped things go faster.

I really like the hard board on the mating surfaces and bottom. It make clearing hot glue or double sided tape a breeze, it stiffens things up nicely and the mating surfaces glide like cast iron.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#4 posted 08-27-2015 09:17 AM

Nice setup…looks solid

-- Vince

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#5 posted 08-27-2015 01:02 PM

People like you make me sick! Lumber all neatly stacked. Don’t you have anything else to do?

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas

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athomas5009

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#6 posted 08-27-2015 03:14 PM

I am slightly obsessive about keeping my hardwood stacked and stickered but mainly because I want to prevent as much movement as possible. But I assure you the rest of my shop is not as orderly. My multipurpose bench is covered with tools bits and hardware lol.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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