Yet another sled...

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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 12-06-2009 01:19 AM 3144 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got tired of playing pat-a-cake with wooden fences. Each time I put a crew in, even when clamped to death it moved the fence by +- 0.002
The best I could do was 0.005 on 5 cut test along 80-90 inches. Which is extremely good with most normal people but not if you have OCD tendency then…... So, here it is the improved version calibrated to 0.000 along 80-90 inches. Oh yes, you can use a dial indicator and digital caliper to get that accurate.
I do realize that this kind of accuracy is not necessary in woodworking but I just had to be able to do it. So this was a good learning experience for a much bigger sled.
I still have to add a handrail and a stop screw to the back. I don’t like holding the fence when pushing the sled not after going trough all this to calibrate the fence.
Thanks for looking.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 05:27 AM

Nice sled. I hope with this new sled, you can cut with confident and no worry about accuracy.
Happy woodworking, and take care.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 06:23 AM

Congratulations on reaching your goals : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 06:56 AM

Nice sled!! +/- ”.000” is pretty good for anything, let alone woodworking. The only thing I have ever worked on that had a +/- “0” tolerance was the paving for a high school football field before they put the astro turf down:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 06:36 PM

Those are some fine looking Engineering Squares you have sitting there. Mind sharing where you picked those jewels up?

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 10:47 PM

Very nice sled looks good.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-31-2009 10:52 PM

Great looking sled. Job well done.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 01-01-2010 12:11 AM

Thanks for the comments.
This will have to do until I get my hands on 48” x 48” marine ply ;-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 05:27 PM

Nice sled – Mind if I ask where you purchased the squares? They look machinist quality..

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#9 posted 02-26-2010 09:23 PM

Nice sled… Where did you get the aluminum fence?

-- Rick

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