|Project by unrested001||posted 01-03-2013 04:23 AM||2555 views||17 times favorited||10 comments|
I finally built this sled! I found a great wood turners site ( www.jaxturners.org ) that has a walk thru to build this sled and some bowl design tips. So I can’t take credit for the design, just the effort. It features an adjustable angle guide and stop. As well as a removable/adjustable lever actuated self adjusting stock hold down.
The base is 1/2” birch ply with oak rails upper and lower ( some leftovers and some recycled from a tv tray stand ) . The adjustable components are installed with 1/4×20 T-nuts. I found studs with attached wing nuts for the adjustment points after I photographed the sled…no more searching for the screwdriver! The Low Profile Toggle Clamp was on sale for about $18 and well worth it. Not having to worry about flying segments and slipping hold down sticks…priceless.
Now to make some turning blanks!
-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ