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Project by boxcarmarty posted 02-01-2017 12:21 AM 3728 views 12 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After chatting with some friends about sleds, I decided it was time to trade my 3 legged dog in for a pig with earrings. So I grabbed some MDF, oak, walnut, miscellaneous hardware, and tried to figure out what tricks I wanted it to do. The outcome was pretty simple really, I wanted it to hold a rail without throwing it back. The second pic shows a changeable backing board being held by the 2 black knobs pushing down on a metal plate. The backing board can also be used to align the bit during setup. The third pic shows the rail securely held under the toggle clamps…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-01-2017 12:23 AM

Excellent work. Now I feel really bad about not having built one.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-01-2017 12:26 AM

Monte, there’s still time…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 02-01-2017 12:34 AM

Alright, I’ll see if I have any mdo, walnut, oak and miscellaneous hardware tomorrow. At least I can cut something to length on my new miter saw.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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boxcarmarty

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#4 posted 02-01-2017 12:42 AM

Bill, we can get with Monte and Matt and show our pigs at the county fair next summer…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 02-01-2017 01:09 AM

We’ve already agreed to do the fair in August. Ya’ll are welcome to come.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 02-01-2017 01:27 AM

Very nice. I like the attention to detail and the Walnut handles. I usually just throw my jigs and fixtures together to make them useful.

-- What if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about?

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#7 posted 02-01-2017 01:36 AM

Disappointed you traded your 3 legged dog in for a pig with earrings…..good luck (what?)...keep us posted.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 02-01-2017 02:04 AM

But she’s so purdy Jeff…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#9 posted 02-01-2017 02:55 AM

Nice work, another jig for me to make…... Thanks!

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

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#10 posted 02-01-2017 03:55 AM

cleaver jig , pretty pig , pork chops

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 02-01-2017 04:33 AM

Nice sled Marty. Now I am going to have to make one instead of thinking about it.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#12 posted 02-01-2017 06:31 AM

Now that you’ve gotten rid of the three legged dog….
Is the pig gonna pull the sled???

Oh yeah… that’s an OK sled!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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boxcarmarty

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#13 posted 02-01-2017 12:00 PM

Thanks guys…..

eddie, the proper phrase here would be BACON!!!

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 02-01-2017 12:06 PM

This is a nice sled and will be a very nice accessory for your router table.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 02-01-2017 12:59 PM

Deleted.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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