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Forum topic by JReed3 posted 01-29-2012 01:07 AM 1522 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JReed3

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01-29-2012 01:07 AM

I built a sled for my router after seeing GaryK’s, http://lumberjocks.com/topics/1992

I built a smaller version with the table only 3’ long.

This is going to work really well if I can figure out how to hold the piece I want to cut. I tired the wedges as Gary K shows, but this does not work for me. Lots of movement in my pieces.

What are ya’ll using to hold your board in place?


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#1 posted 01-29-2012 01:44 AM

You could use a dab of hot glue to hold the wedge in place.
Or make some wedges with drawer liner glued to the bottom so they don’t slide.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 02:24 AM

Maybe double faced carpet tape will help.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 02:49 AM

maybe pound the wedges in tighter ?

I plan on wasting lumber when building a project so I always rough cut my lumber a few inches longer then what the finished size will be, just in case of snipe, cracks etc.,….. if you do the same, then you could screw the piece down to the sled at each ends (or screw through the jig into the lumber, by pre-drilling holes and counter sinking them where the router bit will not hit the screw, at both ends……thus cutting off the holes on final sizing

or not ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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