router table coping sled

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Project by SkolVikes posted 02-08-2012 02:49 AM 11001 views 46 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure if anyone else uses laminate flooring for jig bases, but I’ve used it for this coping sled and a miter key sled for the router table. It’s thin, but has very little flex to it. The thin base saves me from buying an extension collet to raise the bit height high enough to make the cut. The trick is to glue the tongue and groove and as long as there’s going to be a couple rails screwed to each end (like in this sled), it won’t snap in half. Stuff works good for a zero clearance insert too.

This sled is 10” x 15”.

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 03:11 AM

Inspirational, Inovative & Awesome!!!

I WILL be stealing that idea. I have a nearly free supply of laminate flooring at my disposal and tons of shop fixtures & jigs to make.

Thanks for posting this!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 03:37 AM

Thats one fancy coping sled ,Very well done.

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 07:51 AM

That’s a great looking sled, I need to build one someday

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#4 posted 02-08-2012 10:27 AM

Nice job I really need one of these! Thx for sharing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 10:36 AM

An excellent jig. Nice work.


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#6 posted 02-08-2012 11:12 AM

Wonderful job. I’ll take one….. err I’ll copy the one you made.

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 02:06 PM

AWESOME SLED I Made one over a year ago and searched all over for a 12in by 12in piece of quarter in phenolic, but finally did. I never gave lam flooring a thought Great idea I am always making some kind of jig

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 04:33 PM

Love that sled! It looks really nice.

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 05:30 PM

Looks very nice I like it. I have been thinking about doing/buying something like this. So far I have used a simple square block behind to ride the fence and push the piece through.

I notice this is a slot rider, Any comments on the pros and cons of slot riders Versus fence rider.

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#10 posted 02-08-2012 05:40 PM

lol Now I know what to do with all my cut-offs from last weekend’s flooring project… :) Very nice work and innovative use of materials

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#11 posted 02-08-2012 06:02 PM

Excillent job, very nice work.

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#12 posted 02-08-2012 06:28 PM


I’m adding it to the list

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#13 posted 02-08-2012 06:43 PM

Very ingenious work

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#14 posted 02-08-2012 06:46 PM

Great looking sled. Thanks for sharing

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#15 posted 02-08-2012 07:15 PM

Great tip!!!!! I had not thought of that . It’s tough, slick, & thin, sounds like a match made in heaven! ;^)

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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