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Project by pottz posted 05-14-2017 09:56 PM 4850 views 12 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ive seen these sleds here a few different times and always intended to make one and finally here it is.got this version from lj lou who got his from lj geekwoodworker who got it from shop notes.mine is pretty much the same as lou’s with a few miner tweeks.the sled is 4’ long by 14” wide,i have a 15” planer so make yours to suit.made from shop scraps except for the 1/4” mdf used for the sled.im not going to go into details because others have already done that.when not in use I will just hang it on the wall behind the planer.cant wait to put it to use saving twisted boards.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNg9BV4IF2Q.this is a link to garage wood workers how to video which will give you all you need to make one.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.





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steliart

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#1 posted 05-14-2017 10:03 PM

nice clean work on it man… put it in good use now … very well done !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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robscastle

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#2 posted 05-14-2017 10:09 PM

OMG thats HUGE …so what does it do apart from decommissioning a pair of inline skates or roller blades!

I looked at all the pictures and looked again still could not work out its role.
There is a very substantial feed roller mechanism under the machine, of which itself is one big mother too!!..maybe your just boasting about having the biggest monster machine known to mankind!!

I think I shall have to go check out lj lou and lj geekwoodworker to educate myself.

I will return …stand by!

-- Regards Robert

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robscastle

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#3 posted 05-14-2017 10:22 PM

Oh the penny dropped ( or is it a cent these days?)

Couldnt find anything on lj Lou’s space but found the answer on lj geekwoodworker !!

It a jig for planing twisted boards!!

A link would have helped hint hint

They are not roller blade wheels after all but wooden level adjusting screws!!

Nice work … Good effort …I just use a bit of of particle board wooden wedges and some masking tape.

-- Regards Robert

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 05-14-2017 11:26 PM

Nice work pottz! I know that new jig will come in handy!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Lou

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#5 posted 05-14-2017 11:32 PM

Thanks for the partial credit. Hope you find as useful as I have. Good luck!!

-- What to make next. Hmmm.

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 05-14-2017 11:48 PM

Love the adjustability to this jig. Very well done. That will be a valuable tool in the shop.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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pottz

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#7 posted 05-15-2017 12:00 AM

stelli-thanks
mr castle the inquisitive one-sorry for the lack of info but i figuered lou and geekwoodworker covered it pretty well.
tony-thanks for the comment,i think it will.
lou-thanks for the inspiration on this.
doubled-thanks should solve some problems since I don’t have a 15” wide jointer!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 05-15-2017 12:49 AM

I am sorry What does this SLED enable you to do with a planer

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pottz

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#9 posted 05-15-2017 12:59 AM



I am sorry What does this SLED enable you to do with a planer

- richardchaos


the sled will allow you to plane twisted warped boards by supporting them with even pressure,each cross arm can be adjusted up or down to match the twist of the board so you can plane it flat.and welcome to lumber jocks,i like to see new people jump right in.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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kiefer

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#10 posted 05-15-2017 01:34 AM

Nice looking sled that should be a great asset in your shop .
Thanks for the post which reminds me to make one .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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pottz

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#11 posted 05-15-2017 01:36 AM

thanks kiefer ive wanted to do one ever since I saw lou’s,i hate to waste a good piece of wood just because its warped.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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robscastle

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#12 posted 05-15-2017 03:03 AM

Just for the record:

1. I saw after the third read saving twisted boards. (Then I saw the massive bandsaw blade as well!)
2. After Lou’s post I went back and found his sled as well, and left a a semi apologetic comment.
3. Problem is I cannot remove the 2 dopey replies.

So I went to check out your workshop to find out how you could possibly have such a huge thicknesser.. and there was this humungous monster of a band saw there as well. Next question is how do you get your cars in the garage of a night time?

-- Regards Robert

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majuvla

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#13 posted 05-15-2017 07:55 AM

Wow! That’s a real monster and made so clean and profesional.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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JRsgarage

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#14 posted 05-15-2017 11:59 AM

that’s nice

-- Two is One, One is None

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#15 posted 05-15-2017 01:18 PM

Looks good, I’m getting ready to build one off the shopnotes plans myself.

Question for anyone—is there a logical maximum length to one of these? The ShopNotes one I think is 4ft long, I’d really like to go 8 ft to square up some long 4/4 I’m going to use for baseboard moulding. Any thoughts?

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