Table saw sled

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Project by ChuckC posted 08-22-2012 06:06 PM 4967 views 28 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a table saw sled I recently built. It’s not perfect but I think it came out alright. I used mostly scrap from around the shop.

The top blade guard snaps in opposing mortises and pops out easily if it gets in the way. It fits very snug without magnets or fasteners.

Fences: Oak and Cherry
Blade guards: Cherry
Bottom rails: Purpleheart
Stop block: Black Walnut

The rulers are from Kreg and they sit in a shallow 1/2” groove so they are flush with the top. A threaded insert in a golf ball makes a knob for the stop block. The bottom is treated with Slip It from Grizzly.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-22-2012 06:25 PM

This sled looks awesome! I think i have to build a new one now. I love the blade guard and the golf ball.


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#2 posted 08-22-2012 06:31 PM

This is a great build, looks like a piece of furniture. Nice detail work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 08-23-2012 12:51 AM

Good looking sled build .
Like the self build T track and the guard set up .
The golf ball knob should start some conversations I like it and my golf game sucks so my golf balls could me serve better as knobs . Nice Sweethart chisel set I got my eyes on that set also ,how do you like them ?
What kind of runners did you use ?

-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 08-23-2012 02:39 AM

Golf balls are my favorite knobs of all time. great for chisels, files, jig knobs such as yours, etc.
Nice sled

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#5 posted 08-23-2012 03:59 AM

Thank you for the great comments!
I’ll definitely get more use out of that golf ball here than if i used it on the golf course :-)
Kiefer: I used Purpleheart for the rails/runners. The SW chisels are a pleasure to use.

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#6 posted 08-23-2012 04:17 AM

Golf balls and table saw sleds? My worlds collide! Love it.

-- Adam from Warsaw, Indiana

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#7 posted 08-23-2012 07:20 AM

That is one fine tablesaw sled!

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#8 posted 08-23-2012 10:06 AM

Deluxe jigs FTW.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 08-23-2012 11:20 AM

Like the golf ball…great detail and joinery

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 11-29-2012 09:39 PM

What a gret sled! It’s so unique and personal and it has all the right and necessary safety features. I echoed your suggestion to that young woodworker that made a small crosscut sled. Nice job.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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