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Project by atceric posted 06-18-2017 12:00 AM 1347 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a while since I made some sawdust. This was a fun project making use of scrap wood I had laying around. Mostly 1/2 inch plywood. Runners are red oak. Fence and handles are hard maple.

As you can see, this Super Sled follows the plans laid out by Eagle Lake Woodworking (http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx). Many thanks for their instruction, videos, and Sketchup models. I did have an “oops” early on and broke the handle called for in the plans. However, I wasn’t really a fan of it anyway. Added new handles that pull the hands well away from the blade, are much more sturdy, and contoured (my first attempt at handles). Also mounted the miter jigs on the back of the fence as I’d seen recommended on Eagle Lake’s site.

Using the “five cut method” (https://wnwoodworkingschool.com/5-cuts-to-a-perfect-cross-cut-sled/) I got the fence to within 0.002” of square. Pretty happy with that.

Thanks for looking. Now maybe I’ll take a break from building shop tools and consider actually building something for the wife….maybe. :)





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 06-18-2017 04:14 AM

That is a very nice sled, lots of features and capabilities. A valuable addition to your shop.

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

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Peteybadboy

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#2 posted 06-18-2017 05:02 PM

I like the sled and all the other options. Is there a way to make an insert so that you can make a fresh kerf?

Thanks for posting

-- Petey

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 06-18-2017 08:28 PM

You really did a nice job on this sled and all of the jigs and accessories that go with it. It’s a wonderful addition to your shop.

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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#4 posted 06-19-2017 12:33 AM

That looks like a handy sled, does it take up alot of room for storage

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atceric

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#5 posted 06-19-2017 12:41 AM



I like the sled and all the other options. Is there a way to make an insert so that you can make a fresh kerf?

Thanks for posting

- Peteybadboy

There are some options for adding an insert for dados, tilt cuts, etc if you search around on the internet. I just didn’t think they were worthwhile for me.

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atceric

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#6 posted 06-19-2017 12:41 AM



That looks like a handy sled, does it take up alot of room for storage

- Jacksdad

Storage isn’t a major concern. Hangs on the wall fairly easily. I expect mine will be sitting on my tablesaw most of the time anyway.

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