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My Wedgie Sled - V2.0

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Project by TheDane posted 02-12-2018 06:04 PM 1055 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally had to make a new Wedgie sled … the t-bolt tracks on the underside of the first one (built three years ago) were getting pretty chewed up. I have a tendency to over-tighten bolts and knobs.

I built this one out of baltic birch with hard maple fences.

There are a couple of major differences from my original sled. The aluminum t-tracks in this sled work as well as the routed arcs in the original (and probably won’t wear out so fast from me over-tightening). I also used an HDPE miter guide instead of the wooden guide the original plan calls for.

The throat plate in my tablesaw is a custom build, based on a plan from Ralph Bagnall (the Consulting Woodworker). It has replaceable inserts … the insert I use with the Wedgie sled has a drop-off ramp that makes the cut segments to fall away from the blade.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 02-12-2018 06:13 PM

A great looking wedge sled.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#2 posted 02-12-2018 07:36 PM

Nice sled with great ideas….Will have to use them in my sled.

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#3 posted 02-12-2018 09:43 PM

Gerry, you did a very nice job on this wedge sled.

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 02-12-2018 11:18 PM

Looks great Gerry and original with the fences sliding in a slot on top. I think your version will last a lot longer than the usual configuration.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-12-2018 11:21 PM

Well done. I like the T-Track idea.

-- Trackman, Washington

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Lee

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#6 posted 02-12-2018 11:23 PM

I like your throat plate, I dont know how many pieces i have nicked up and had to throw away, will have to make one of those.

-- Colombia Custom woodworking

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 02-13-2018 03:54 AM

Well thought out sled. Cool idea with the ruler mounted. Great idea with the drop off ramp for the segments.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 02-13-2018 04:11 AM

Great sled and well built.

-- Work safe!

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