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Project by Ken90712 posted 849 days ago 4170 views 20 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted to make one of these for quite some time! Why I waited this long is beyond me. I have read and watched many videos and posts on so many different types of sleds. I really liked Marc’s but decided to add a couple of things as well.

I started with 1/2 BB plywood like in the plans, roughly 30×36. I glued 2 pieces of the 1/2 BB together for the fences and then cut the dadoes and the curves. I used Marc’s method for setting up the fence after screwing down the sliders made out of hard maple. Took a little hand sanding to get them to slide nicely, but after a while it worked like a dream. I used chalk to find out where the slides were rubbing.

Now it was time for the 5 cut test method. I really like this was of doing this. After the first test cut it was a little off, (well not really)…. :>) Marc suggested to have fun with it and try to get it closer. So why not I thought, well after a couple of tries, I got it really close.

I had the dimensions of .385 & .380 for a difference of .05. I then divided by four giving me a whopping .00125 or (1/800th) of error over 19 inches…. I think I can live with that!!! LOL !

I put in tracks on both fences (well ran out need to buy more for rear) for stops and hold downs. The safety block made sense from other posts here on Lumberjocks. I had some old orange paint so what the heck.

Big Thanks to Woodwhisper and all he does for us woodworkers. I’m glad I finally made one.

All comments welcome.
Thanks for looking.

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





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degoose

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#1 posted 849 days ago

You will find many uses for this…

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 849 days ago

Ken,

Nice looking sled… You will love it…!

It makes some jobs much easier…

I made one some time ago… just haven’t posted the pictures yet…
I like 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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Cato

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#3 posted 849 days ago

Looks nice Ken, and something i have needed to make but never have.

Upgraded to a new saw recently, so maybe time to make a sled for it.

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Joeshop

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#4 posted 849 days ago

Nice job Ken, I keep promising to make one and I guess that I had better get to it after I finish my current job.

Thanks again.

-- ~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.~ - Joe

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rmac

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#5 posted 849 days ago

Love that orange safety guard! Zero-cost insurance against losing a thumb. I’ve always been surprised that Marc didn’t show something like that on his sled.

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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BlankMan

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#6 posted 849 days ago

Nice. I like that T-slot stop. Wish I would have thought of known of that when I built mine.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 849 days ago

Nice job Ken.

Lee

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Martyroc

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#8 posted 849 days ago

Nice job, think it’s time for me to retire mine and make a new one, I hope I can come close to your tolerances.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Roque

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#9 posted 849 days ago

Very nice sled. I think I need to make me one.

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plantek

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#10 posted 849 days ago

Nice looking work Ken.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 849 days ago

Thx everyone, I know it is not a pretty project. But one of those useful ones. I thought it would be a good post for projects that we sometimes never get to. Now its time to figure out where to habg his thing.

Thx agian!

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

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ken_c

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#12 posted 849 days ago

OH come on man!! you can get it closer than that!!!! :-)

Nice sled, great tolerance! See you soon….

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 849 days ago

It’s a very nice sled. Congratulations.

helluvawreck

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MasterSergeant

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#14 posted 849 days ago

Ditto to all the great comments above!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Skylark53

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#15 posted 849 days ago

Great work Ken as always. I use my sled very nearly everytime I’m in my shop. I’m not so sure the accuracy is comparable to yours, but it works pretty well for me-one of my favorite tools.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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