|Project by Tomw||posted 08-01-2010 09:16 PM||4167 views||41 times favorited||14 comments|
This is basically a “Super Sled” from Eagle Lake Woodworking, with a few modifications. I didn’t have any T-track, nor a slot cutting router bit, so I made my fence from 2 pieces of 1x white pine, cutting the slots on the table saw before glue-up. I clamped the fence halves to my 6 foot level to get them as straight as possible. I know most sleds have a hardwood fence, but I figured it was worth a try, since I didn’t have enough maple for a fence, and it’s hard to find in Florida. If it warps I can always replace it later. I used what maple I had for the flipstop, which is held together with a 6” piece of #8-32 threaded rod. I made the hold downs by gluing up thin strips of 1 ½” wide pine bent and clamped to a simple form. (I also use them on my drill press table.) The slots in the sled will also accommodate a future miter jig, and maybe a vertical panel or tenon jig (Eagle Lake has videos for both). I can post my Sketchup file if anyone wants it.