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Finally! I Have A Super Sled! (With A Few Attachments)

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Project by Maveric777 posted 02-25-2011 01:19 AM 7069 views 136 times favorited 56 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little over a year ago when I first got into woodworking I stumbled across a video series describing how to build a Super Sled. I was so impressed with its function and knew it was a must for my shop. Well, a couple weeks ago I took the plunge and built the shop tool I been wanting for a long time.

First off I got to give massive amount of thanks to John Nixon for his extremely useful video series he has posted on his site Eagle Lake Woodworking. After watching the videos (a couple times to be honest…lol) I was able to fly through this project in one weekend. It was a busy weekend, but i got it done.

I built the standard sled as John explained on his site, but also Incorporated another idea I seen from Mark Whitsitt & FreddyS... A jig to cut 45’s without having to change the blade angle. I like many other chase after the ever elusive “Perfect 45”. I can say after my first test box I am now closer than I ever have been before. It is definitely a happy place to build a dream tool… and it actually working!....lol

Thanks for taking the time to check out my Super Sled. Hope maybe it sparks a light in someone else’s eyes like it did mine over a year ago. My one word of advice…. If you think you could use it… You can! I should of built this a long time ago.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.





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#1 posted 02-25-2011 01:22 AM

nice job!

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#2 posted 02-25-2011 01:23 AM

Good work Dan. Looks like a pro job!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 02-25-2011 01:26 AM

excellent sled with lots attachments, very well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Routerisstillmyname

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#4 posted 02-25-2011 01:45 AM

Awesome first sled but, you can never have enough sleds in the shop ;-)
Before you know it, there will be smaller and different versions….

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#5 posted 02-25-2011 01:55 AM

Awesome. It looks like you could rotate that miter accessory 90 degrees and use it to cut keys on miter joints.

-- Disappointment is an empty box full of expectation.

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#6 posted 02-25-2011 02:10 AM

Awesome, simply awesome…

Those t-tracks are the icing on the cake…

-- Rick

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#7 posted 02-25-2011 02:18 AM

now kiefer here is a sled to be proud of
very nice look and it looks to be capable of precise cuts
i can only add beatiful for lack of a better word
lets see some projects comming of it

thanks kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 02-25-2011 02:19 AM

very nick Dan….. you’ll be “slidin” into many future projects with this baby…. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 02-25-2011 03:03 AM

Very multi-functional…good job.

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#10 posted 02-25-2011 03:23 AM

Hey Dan – GREAT Super Sled!!
I really like that accessory for cutting the 45’s – I’m going to have to make one of those.
Very well done!
John

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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#11 posted 02-25-2011 03:23 AM

Looks great! I like your attachments!

One suggestion it to protect yourself when you are pushing it though.
The blade can pop out the back when you are concentrating on your cut.
I added a guard to the back of mine just to be safe.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 02-25-2011 03:33 AM

Nice job! I could use one of these!

-- Joe, Cumming, GA

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#13 posted 02-25-2011 03:41 AM

Dan, you have a done a wonderful job getting that done!

.. and you added other sub-jigs to it saving you time from making more stand-alone jigs!
That is great!

A very efficient use of the original sled!

Thank you for posting it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#14 posted 02-25-2011 03:51 AM

sorry here is the correction !!!!!!!!!!!

now here is a sled to be proud of
very nice look and it looks to be capable of precise cuts
i can only add beatiful for lack of a better word
lets see some projects comming of it

thanks kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#15 posted 02-25-2011 03:57 AM

Very Nice. If my Table Saw had Mitergauage Slots I’d build one for my table saw. I’ve got a Craftsman 10” Professional Contractors Saw and it don’t have Miter Slots. It does on the Router Table Attachment for the router, Go Figure eh? but none for the Table saw it’s self.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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