Super Simple Sled

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Project by Sergio posted 01-08-2013 09:23 AM 8097 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Keep it simple… just has to do the job. ( And use small space when not in use )

Made from left overs laying around, all glued MDF

The log under work is fixed with a pair of wedges

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 11:16 AM

Good way to build it. Very portable. I am going to have to come up with one of these. I have some 1 1/2 SS pipe that would make a good rail sys. Ya got me thinking and that’s dangerous. Haaa Haaa

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 12:03 PM

Like you say …. “Just has to do the job”, and this setup does it very well. Now that’s smart thinking.

-- "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 01-08-2013 02:02 PM

I like this. I can already see more and more uses for it. Nice job Sergio, hope you don’t mind if I build one also.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 03:13 PM

What’s the preferred router bit to use for this type of flattening sled work? Brands, sizes (1/2 shank I assume)

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#5 posted 01-08-2013 03:20 PM

Kaleb: my royalty fee rule is that you have to upgrade it and post here :)
Big Mig: I have a low-budget router, 1/4 shank. Bit is just a flat one. The bigger is the better in this case – more stable, flat and quicker.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#6 posted 01-08-2013 08:05 PM

Just realized my tablesaw crosscut sleds may be able to do double duty. I was going to trim down the front fence to save weight (currently level/parallel with the back fence,) but after seeing your sled above, I may have to see what I can do to add that functionality to them. Trick will be clamping the material down to the sled but that’s workable…

Nice job and way to keep it super simple. My favorite kind of design.

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#7 posted 01-09-2013 02:28 AM

This is one of the best designs I have seen for this type jig. I’m with you, the simpler, the better.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 01-20-2013 07:26 PM

Excelente Sergio!!!! Que tipo de punta de fresa utilizas para este trabajo? Muy practico!.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#9 posted 01-21-2013 10:20 AM

Hello Gerardo, I used a simple coying bit like the ones below:

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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