|Project by Kindlingmaker||posted 07-22-2009 06:09 AM||11926 views||27 times favorited||12 comments|
Using the materials on hand this simple rip sled was made using 3/4” MFD, 2” x 2” redwood and a piece of broken broom handle and then four clamps. The bottom of the MFD was router with four slots first using a 1/2” bit for the clamp bolt heads to slide in then a 1/4” bit to cut through and make the slot. The redwood was added to the fence side of the jig to add stifening to the MDF and was srewed in from the bottom. Two pieces of the broom handle were cut and using a Forester bit holes were made in the redwood and the broom pieces were then glued in making two handles for the sled. To use it is just a matter of clamping down the wood that is to be ripped and placing the sled up again the table saw fence, cut, and the result is a nice stright edge to one side of the wood. I then remove the sled and put the clean cut against the fence and cut the other side of the wood making a nice board. Just a simple jig/sled that took about 2 1/2 hours to build and that was including lunch.
-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings