|Project by Andrew||posted 12-04-2011 06:17 AM||12538 views||26 times favorited||17 comments|
I am making a planing sled, mostly for my end grain cutting boards.
This is what I plan to put together. Taking some ideas from Ryan here.
Bottom is made of MDF
Fences are cheap aluminum levels.
Router sled is made of aluminum “angle iron”.
I’ll probably put 2×4s underneath the MDF, right under each of the rails. This will lift the unit off the bench a bit as well as give me something more solid than MDF to screw the rails into. I’ll also use pieces of 2×4s to attach each of the aluminum angle pieces just outside the fences.
The aluminum is pretty strong, deflection should not be an issue. If it is, I’ll buy some steel angle and attach the aluminum to it. This will give it strength as well as a smooth sliding surface.
Any design suggestions before I put it together?
Thanks for looking.
-- Andrew - Albany. NY