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Project by RKW posted 07-22-2009 04:14 AM 4735 views 26 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project with my new table saw. I used baltic birch ply, mahogany, cherry and what ever else i had lying around. originally i was going to use seperate runners on the bottom, however i encountered a problem. I used half inch ply which did not give me the thickness i needed for my t-tracks. I ended up useing a couple of pieces of cherry i had for the runners, I made them thick enough that they are actually flush with the top surface of ply and i routed my t-tracks on top of the runners. This allowed me to incorporate the two hold down clamps. I also wanted to include a miter fence for cutting 45’s but decided to build a seperate jig for that. Everything else i think is self explanatory.

-- RKWoods





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lew

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#1 posted 07-22-2009 04:19 AM

Nice!!

Great solution to the T-track/runner problem. I notice the riving knife limits the sled travel- has that been a problem?

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RKW

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#2 posted 07-22-2009 04:26 AM

not so far lew, i just finished it and havnt actually used it. If it becomes a problem i will come up with some type of support on the back and just run the blade all the way through the back fence. At this point i dont think i will need to.

-- RKWoods

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#3 posted 07-22-2009 04:34 AM

Looks good nice job

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#4 posted 07-22-2009 05:52 AM

Very nice sled : ) Favorited !

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#5 posted 07-22-2009 06:31 AM

Almost elegant! Makes mine look Neanderthal! You should be proud!

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#6 posted 07-22-2009 10:55 AM

Hey RKW,
Good functional design…well done.

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#7 posted 07-22-2009 02:14 PM

A great looking cc sled! Dang its pretty enough for livingroom furiture! Great job!

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#8 posted 08-06-2009 03:41 PM

Great sled. Looks like it will allow you to do good work in style.

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#9 posted 09-13-2009 05:57 AM

I thinks that this is cool.

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#10 posted 03-22-2010 05:25 PM

Clever t-track solution. Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 03-22-2010 07:11 PM

RKW,
Now tht you’ve had plenty of time to chew some stock, HOW IS THE RIVING KNIFE WORKING with your sled? Or, have you had to make any changes? Please let us know.
By the way, VERY NICE JOB!
Regards,
Bill

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