Table Saw Sleds

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Project by Dean J posted 05-28-2010 04:07 AM 3963 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a box. After reading a few books on the subject, Doug Stowe had given a good description of how to build a table saw sled for accuracy, safety, and whatnot.

So I built these. A large sled (MDF/rock maple) with a toggle clamp for a holddown was the major one, and also one to make perpendicular cuts, one to make smaller miters, and a third to cut keys into box sides.

Very happy with the way they turned out. Not absolutely perfect, but pretty darn close, especially for a first go.

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#1 posted 05-28-2010 04:59 AM

Cant wait to see your boxes. Douglas stowe is the man!

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#2 posted 05-28-2010 05:17 AM

I think about have all angles covered here. Nice work and useful items

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 05-28-2010 05:37 AM

good job, now your ready to rock and roll

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#4 posted 05-28-2010 06:23 AM

Nice sled. I need to make one soon and you have given me the inspiration. I just remembered that I saw those DeStaco style clamps at Harbor Freight this week. I think I’ll buy one, then I’ll have to make the sled to put it on!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-28-2010 01:40 PM

Been looking for a spline jig and your fit the bill, thanks for posting and sharing stay safe…BC

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#6 posted 05-28-2010 02:30 PM

Very good! My wife is going to wonder why I’m spending so much money on wood!

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 03:15 PM

Cool, made one Wed for picture frames and today I need to make one for corner splines. Nice work on your jigs.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 08-29-2010 12:22 AM

nice, I have to make some of these for myself!

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