Coping Sleds for Router Tables

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Forum topic by Dub posted 02-05-2008 07:57 PM 1494 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2008 07:57 PM

First real post so, I appologize if it’s in the wrong forum.

I’m putting together a sled for cutting stiles on my router table. Using a 12”x16” phenolic base 1/4” thick. Kreg’s 3/4” rail w/adjustable set screws to eliminate slop in the channel. 5/4 stock backing that has a single toggle clamp and an old plastic handle from a bench plane. 3/4 high density plastic that will be extended to the bit for support and to prevent tearout. Extra fine self adhesive sandpaper for under the work piece and an adjustable knob from the same plane for the front.

So my questions are: Overkill?, Justright?, or Do you think I’m missing something major? Also, do you know a good supplier for the high density plastic for 13” or longer lengths.

Thanks and I look forward to posting more.


-- Dub

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#1 posted 02-05-2008 08:22 PM

I get most of my plastic (and metal and stainless hardware and…....) from McMaster-Carr

I just got my first rail / style set for Christmas but since I haven’t put together a table and I haven’t had an urgent need to try and hurt myself running it hand held so they are still in the protective plastic.

I’ve seen plenty of people route stiles with a single piece of wood (to act as a backer) running on along a fence. I’m a minimalist so anything more than that is overkill in my opinion.

-- Che.

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#2 posted 02-05-2008 09:15 PM

McMaster is a good place to find a lot of things.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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