|Project by MW_Woodworking||posted 11-11-2013 01:10 AM||4129 views||29 times favorited||16 comments|
Here is my version of a table saw sled, measuring 2ft by 3ft with a 4ft fence. My inspiration came from various videos I’ve seen on the internet, but I want to give credit to Eaglelake Woodworking for the biggest inspiration.
The base is 3/4” birch plywood and the rest is oak. For the guide I used an aluminum channel and routed a dado into the underside, drilled a few holes in the aluminum and attached with screws. Since I got my table saw at the big blue store, tried out a couple of channels on the display model until I found one that fit in the slot but had the least play. When I got home, I measured the slop with my table saw and it was less than 2 thousands of an inch, really good for me. I routed slots in the face and top of the main fence for stops, etc. I routed out four parallel channels to attach aux fences, jigs, and accessories and routed an arc for a protractor attachment. I have made two miter attachments and a stop for the main fence and a stop for the miter fence so far. I will make the other jigs as I need them. I printed out a protractor to attach but I haven’t decided whether to glue on the paper or etch in the angles, but I will make that decision when I need to use it. I drilled a hole in the front for a pencil, im always trying to remember where I put one down. Finally I waxed the bottom.
I’ve had the sled done for a while, but finally got some plexiglass and added the guard today. It cuts well, I’ve had the chance to use it a dozen times or so and am pleased with it so far.
Hope you like it. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
-- Matt ~ "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything.” - Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830-1898), author