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Project by Tomw posted 1459 days ago 3734 views 40 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Tom





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John Stegall

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#1 posted 1459 days ago

I would really like to have the Sketchup file. You did and very good job.

-- jstegall

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 1459 days ago

Very nice….please post the S-U file : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Rick George

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#3 posted 1459 days ago

Nice work. Utile and creative.

-- Rick

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davidroberts

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#4 posted 1459 days ago

I like the stop design

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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Steely

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#5 posted 1459 days ago

Looks Great I need to make one of these!

-- Steely, Lakeland ,FL

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Joel Wires

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#6 posted 1459 days ago

Awesome. I’ve beem holding off on one of these, but this might the design for me. Well done!

-- Joel Wires --> http://www.wiresstudio.com

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Ryan

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#7 posted 1459 days ago

Nice sled.
I’m going to upgrade mine like this.
Thanks.

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jcees

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#8 posted 1459 days ago

Nice work, should serve you well for years to come.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Hamilton

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#9 posted 1459 days ago

HI Tom
Looks awesome ,well done
Would appreciate if you can send me the sketch up file

-- Woodsman

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Tomw

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#10 posted 1458 days ago

Thanks all for the feedback. Hamilton, John S. and anyone else interested in the skp file: I’m having trouble uploading to 3D Warehouse, I don’t have a website of my own, and I don’t see any way of posting it to this site. So if you’ll send an email to wootton at windstream dot net, I’ll email you the file.

-- Tom

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Tomw

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#11 posted 1458 days ago

Uh, never mind. I figured out what I was doing wrong. Here’s the link:

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=d7547979806145bb3ea3341cb927726&prevstart=0

-- Tom

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sandhill

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#12 posted 1458 days ago

I downloaded it as well I need a new one and this is ideal. Thanks
You did a nice job oin yours.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 1458 days ago

Nice crosscut sled, Tom.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 1457 days ago

Sweet! Great work.

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

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