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Awfully excessive table saw sled

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Project by Hazardpay posted 01-27-2018 06:31 PM 2880 views 10 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New tablesaw sled. Made from MDF base with mahogany fences. Replaceable inserts in black walnut, as well as the adjustable miter bars. The stop block as well as the custom nut is also walnut. I got the inspiration from “stumpy nubs mega sled” but changed a few things up. This is a 2 piece sled base, and will ultimately add the extension arms. I am a huge fan of having nice looking as well as functional jigs. Makes me want to use them more I guess. As usual thanks for looking.





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DonDA

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 07:21 PM

Nice job.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#2 posted 01-27-2018 08:06 PM

Hardly awful. Excessively fine looking workmanship. I can see why you would want to use it more. That’s really nice looking.

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#3 posted 01-27-2018 08:56 PM

Well, the functionality will depend on how you use it, however it is definitely very very pretty. Nice work. I keep constructing TS sleds then end up deconstructing them to use the nice baltic birch i used for other projects. They just take up so much space in a small shop like mine.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Hazardpay

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#4 posted 01-27-2018 09:23 PM

Andy- I have made about 5 different sleds, have not been 100 percent happy with any of them. I am very happy with this one so far. I’m making a mini version that will look just like this one.

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Andybb

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#5 posted 01-27-2018 09:43 PM



Andy- I have made about 5 different sleds, have not been 100 percent happy with any of them. I am very happy with this one so far. I m making a mini version that will look just like this one.

- Hazardpay


Looks functional. How do you true up the 45’s when you are going to use them?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Kelster58

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#6 posted 01-27-2018 09:52 PM

Looks great. Much better than my sled….....

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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Hazardpay

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#7 posted 01-27-2018 09:57 PM

Andy- you can put just one miter bar on, and put the speed square between the fence and the miter bar, or use them both and place a square on the inside of the two. True them up to the square and you will get the perfect 90 when alternating a left then right cut. A bad explanation but might help a little

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#8 posted 01-27-2018 10:25 PM

Very nice sled. Nothing wrong with having nice looking shop made tools/jigs. That’s the advantage about having your own shop, you can do whatever you want to do there.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-27-2018 10:38 PM


Nothing wrong with having nice looking shop made tools/jigs.
- stefang

very nice job indeed !!

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KimAccurso

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#10 posted 01-27-2018 11:19 PM

As pretty and well built like a fine piece of furniture – what I wouldn’t give to have one of these! I think I have to add this to the list of jigs I need to build :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#11 posted 01-27-2018 11:26 PM

I agree with Mike and John if you make quality jigs and fixtures they will be a valuable good looking tool for years to come

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kklowell

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#12 posted 01-27-2018 11:26 PM

That has to be the most beautiful table saw sled ever built!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 01-28-2018 01:42 AM

Great looking very functional and adaptable sled.

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

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#14 posted 01-28-2018 03:14 AM

Beautiful sled, but I bet it is really heavy.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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Hazardpay

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#15 posted 01-28-2018 03:33 AM

Actually not heavy at all. Compared to the last one I had

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