|Project by Lori||posted 12-24-2010 01:59 AM||7236 views||38 times favorited||14 comments|
I made this pen sled because I just didn’t like my fingers getting close to the blade. This allows me to measure my pen blank, lock the blank in place and cut it perfectly every time especially if I need to make repeat cuts!
The base is 9×14x3/4” Olympic Panel (www.olypanel.com), the back of the sled is 2 3/8” high 1 1/2” thick and the front is 2” high 1” thick Maple. The slot runners are Polyethylene (UHMW), I have a cam clamp from Rockler along with a polished aluminum angle stop to adjust for the correct length of my blank, the quick set push down lever clamp by Good Hands holds it in place for a perfect cut every time. The little insert is from a salvaged part of a Bubinga business card holder that did not quite make the cut.