|Forum topic by bhacksaw||posted 09-29-2015 02:45 PM||663 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-29-2015 02:45 PM
I don’t have a shop, i have a shed and a carport into and out of which i roll my tools when i work. I’m going to be receiving two 12’ long walnut slabs soon (about 10/4) and I’d like to level them with a router sled. I’m not really sure how to do this on such long pieces. I’m most likely going to cut the slabs down to 8’ as that’s the full length i will need (bar top), but i don’t have a workbench to rest them on while i level them. I haven’t measured it, but if the concrete slab that is the carport floor is one piece, should it be level enough to work on? Also, I’m wondering what I should use for the runners upon which the sled will ride.
-I was thinking of angle irons, but I can’t find an angle iron that’s long enough and wide enough (was looking for 3”x96”).
-Maybe 4×4s? I have a 6” jointer with a bed about 4’ long and a 13” benchtop planer. Would i be able to get true sides with such a long piece of lumber?
-I had a brief notion of building a sled with casters to forgo the need for runners, but i don’t imagine i can get the carport floor clean enough that the casters won’t be rolling over little bits of debris and screwing up the level.