Simple Sled

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Project by Chris Moellering posted 09-04-2012 01:42 AM 1651 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Followed this basic design to make a simple cross-cut/panel sled for my table saw. I used leftovers from my headboard project mostly. Works well so far. Sprayed the guide with some silicone and wiped it down so it slides well through the slot.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#1 posted 09-04-2012 07:46 AM

Nice job.

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

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#2 posted 09-04-2012 12:26 PM

Nice sled. They are so handy and accurate!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-04-2012 04:03 PM

Nice sled, I’m sure you’ll get a lot of use out of it. Since I made mine I rarely see the top of my table saw.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#4 posted 09-04-2012 05:17 PM

Nice little sled .
You’ll be better off using wax versus silicone in your woodshop if you plan on doing any finishing : )

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#5 posted 09-04-2012 05:44 PM

True on the wax. I didn’t want to go hunting for the parafin. I will break it out when I finish my next project (tenoning jig) and hit them both.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#6 posted 09-04-2012 06:24 PM

Nice job. Looks great!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 02:47 AM

Norm made this style sled years ago ,it’s a Favorite of my students. Well done.

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#8 posted 09-05-2012 07:30 PM

Be very careful – back in 1997 I was using such a sled to square-up a piece of 1/4” plywood and it somehow
kicked back. As I was pushing with my left hand, the plywood broke the middle finger of that hand. The Dr. installed a pin but could never bend the finger fully thereafter. That has really played havox with trying to play a banjo. I never used that sled again and built a typical crosscut sled where the rear fence pushes the project.

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