|Project by Lumberpunk||posted 03-08-2016 09:38 PM||3505 views||32 times favorited||7 comments|
I made my Super Duper Sled (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/102856) almost 2 years ago and although it has served me well it was starting to get a bit worn out… time for a new one! This one has a couple of improvements over the last one. 3/4” MDF base with a laminated birch fence.
Improvement #1 (Pic #2 & 3) Removable zero clearance inserts in base. I milled a quarter inch deep dado 1 3/4 inches wide in the surface of the sled so I could make removable inserts (1/4” baltic) for when they get worn out or when I want to use a dado stack or do a bevel with the sled. This works really well, the ZCI is held in place by 6×5/8” #8 screws right now but I am planning mount some 3/16” nuts in the bottom of the sled and use machine screws as the woodscrews won’t last long in the MDF. The inserts slide under the front and rear fences perfectly (pic #3).
Improvement #2 (Pic #4) Subfence. I also made a removable subfence out of 1/4” Baltic Birch. It mounts in a T-Track milled into the fence face with 1/4” machine screws and can be trimmed and adjusted as it wears out or changed out for dados.
Improvement #3 (Pic #5) Micro adjustable stop blocks. I drilled out my stop blocks for a #8 woodscrew which make for a surprisingly good micro adjust. The rulers in the top of the fence (Pic #6) can also slide for calibration much like an Incra miter gauge.
Squared with the 5 cut method but it was within .002” over 4’ straight off so I didn’t mess with it.
One thing I would have done different is cutting a sliding dovetail instead of the dado for the base inserts but what I have works just fine.
Thanks for looking.
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