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Sledding in Florida

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 01-22-2016 09:20 PM 2738 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the past few days I took some Melamine, Plywood, Oak and other material I had leftover from other projects and turned them into new cutting sleds for my new Table Saw. I made a large off-center Cross Cut Sled, a Miter Sled, a Small Parts Sled and a Panel Sled,
I borrowed a bunch of ideas from the net and our friendly fellow content producers.
I also used the idea of cutting a plastic cutting board up for runners which came out great.

Now I am all set for many cutting jobs I have and I am happy to say they all cut perfect 90* angeles.
Good way to spend a rainy day in my Florida shop.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.





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lew

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#1 posted 01-22-2016 09:39 PM

Awesome!

So many of these sleds are so large and heavy that it is a real pain to remove/store them when doing additional tables aw operations.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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kiefer

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#2 posted 01-22-2016 10:19 PM

They should come in handy and improve accuracy and safety .

Klaus

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at anchor in Orlando

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#3 posted 01-22-2016 11:23 PM

nice job Eric, makes me want to refresh my sleds too.

-- Jack

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 01-23-2016 12:53 AM

Nice collections of sleds. Go look at the Super Sled on Eagle Lake Woodworking site for some hold down ideas. I did em on mine and they make cutting small parts much safer (and they cost nothing but your time).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 01-23-2016 01:20 AM

Nicely done!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 01-23-2016 02:41 AM

Too much going on over there Doc.
But thanks.

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#7 posted 01-23-2016 03:41 AM

Excellent.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 01-23-2016 03:43 AM

nice work, I am totally jealous – need some of these sleds soon…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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jeff

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#9 posted 01-23-2016 07:20 AM

Nice projects.You’ll like using all of them.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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FloridaArt

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#10 posted 01-23-2016 12:36 PM

Every woodworker with a table saw or router table needs at least one or two of these! Nice collection.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Bricofleur

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#11 posted 01-23-2016 02:25 PM

You’re a wise man.
Besides being handy, they are awesome sleds my friend (except the unevenly spaced screws on picture #6 – LOL).
I like your red warning areas.
I’d be pleased to use all of them !

Best,

Serge

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#12 posted 01-23-2016 02:48 PM

That is a great collection of sleds. It looks like you are ready for anything,

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#13 posted 01-23-2016 03:43 PM

Congratulations, more opportunities to make sawdust

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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NormG

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#14 posted 01-23-2016 03:45 PM

And, I totally forgot about the plastic cutting boards for runners, thanks for the reminder

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 01-23-2016 05:07 PM

Ahhhhh, you have finally found the real reason for being a woodworker….......to build more objects for the shop.

Look very useful and well constructed. Sleds are a great solution for a lot of issues.

Here in La Conner, WA, enjoying some respite from the Anchorage winter…...........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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