|Project by Kurt T. Kneller||posted 12-28-2015 02:51 AM||3901 views||29 times favorited||15 comments|
Hope you all had a great Christmas,
I made this router sled to finish up a couple of cutting boards. I made 7 for gifts for Christmas, they were a huge hit.
This is the first time making cutting boards and I am real happy with the final product. Simple designs but I’m hooked.
However, the end grain sanding was a huge time consumer. I do not have, nor have access to a drum sander. So everything was done with a belt sander for the rough in, then my ROS 60 thru 180 grit. I have a couple of boards left to sand and finish and a few more to make to use up the remaining stock.
I decided to make a router sled to speed up the process and make things easier. Boy, this thing rocks. It works great and taking shallow passes makes quick work for flattening. The down side is ….what a mess.
I made everything from materials I had laying around.
The base is 3/4” ply from the BORG and is 27” X 33”.
The cradle is made from 3/4” baltic birch ply.
The rails are (2) laminated 3/4” mdf and are secured to the base with dbl sided tape.
The cradle guides are 3/4” red oak and are secured to with dbl sided tape.
I used the dbl sided tape to be able to make changes to the rail centers and height.
Thanks for lookin
Happy New Year!
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