My Version of the Super Sled

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Project by jcoulam posted 06-11-2012 01:24 AM 4900 views 23 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my version of the super sled, credit for the design goes to Eagle Lake Woodworking

I made the base out of 3/4” ply, the front fence is 2 layers of 3/4” ply glued together for a super strong and straight fence. I put the Incra T-Track Plus on top of the front fence, it’s a T-Track and scale built in. The back fence is a piece of hickory I had around. The runners are maple.

I made just one of the miter fences for now.

Thanks for looking.

-- Jeff Coulam, Lakeway Texas

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#1 posted 06-11-2012 05:00 AM

Very nice… crosscut sleds are very handy… and that is a good design… very versatile with the miter fence and potential for tenoning fixture.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 07:10 AM

That’s a really good looking sled you have built for yourself.

I keep meaning to redesign and up grade mine but it keeps turning out square and true panels so I figure, why reinvent the wheel?

Nice works, well done

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 07:38 AM

I have been sitting on those same plans forever. Nicely done.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#4 posted 06-11-2012 12:49 PM

Very nice. It is on my list to do, but have to build my router table first

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#5 posted 06-11-2012 05:08 PM

Nice! Any plans for a blade guard in the back?


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#6 posted 06-11-2012 05:57 PM

Well done : )
If my present sled ever wears out , I’ll definitely build one of these !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 06-11-2012 06:27 PM

Nice. The angle of the picture kinda messes with my head and makes the sled look extra tall.

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#8 posted 06-11-2012 06:29 PM

Very nice. I just finished the same one. Although I used, used wood so it’s not near as pretty. I did use the five cut fence aligning method and my cuts are going to be dead on now.

-- Bryan

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#9 posted 06-11-2012 06:51 PM

Great sled and very nice hardware. congratulations.


-- 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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#10 posted 06-11-2012 08:34 PM

Great job!

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#11 posted 06-12-2012 12:00 AM

Thanks for the kinds words everyone :)

Lumberjoe, I have thought of a blade guard for the back. I didn’t put the handle in the middle because I like to keep my hands away from that area. I’m trying to think of a handle or handles that keep my hands away from the blade area.

Flippedcracker, It is pretty big 24”x48”, a little bigger that the original but I really like the size.

-- Jeff Coulam, Lakeway Texas

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#12 posted 06-16-2012 02:34 AM

Very nice job Jeff. I am sure you will get many years of great use out of this project.

-- Scott in Texas

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