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Project by SkolVikes posted 931 days ago 5756 views 43 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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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 931 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 931 days ago

Thats one fancy coping sled ,Very well done.

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Jeremy Greiner

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#3 posted 931 days ago

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

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 930 days ago

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

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

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 930 days ago

An excellent jig. Nice work.

helluvawreck
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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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dubsaloon

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#6 posted 930 days ago

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

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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woodman88

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#7 posted 930 days ago

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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JimMeek

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#8 posted 930 days ago

Love that sled! It looks really nice.

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SnowFrog

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#9 posted 930 days ago

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.

-- One can dream, about a passion not yet fully fulfilled!

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kaschimer

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#10 posted 930 days ago

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

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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TheOldTimer

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#11 posted 930 days ago

Excillent job, very nice work.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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Shanem

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#12 posted 930 days ago

Nice.

I’m adding it to the list

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grandpasworkshop

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#13 posted 930 days ago

Very ingenious work

-- Grandpaj

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Grandpa

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#14 posted 930 days ago

Great looking sled. Thanks for sharing

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DanW

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#15 posted 930 days ago

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

-- "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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