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03-03-2012 03:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip tablesaw sled

Here is William Ng’s youtube link on squaring your sled. It is a bit long but the first half is on the squaring. The second half he shows how to make his sled. I found it easy and very ingenious. Check it out.

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 04:38 AM

Very good technique…
The Wood Whisperer has a video very similar.

I put a sled together not too long ago… I have yet to post it… been busy…

COOL way to go…

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 04:41 AM

Super,
I haven’t watched it yet but favorited it the other day. I need to build me one & this looked like a very useful video.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 04:50 AM

What did he say???

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 04:58 AM

Thanks Guys
Joe cant wait to see
Randy Its a good one
Marty your ape is cofuzed

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 05:02 AM

Joe, thewoodwhisperer actually took William Ng’s class and learned the 5 cut method from him directly. He credits him on his video page… The sled I have right now is out less than 1/64 over a 16’ cut, but I tell you… It took a LOT more than 5 cuts to get it there. It is pretty basic and I’d like to build a new one soon, so at least now I know.

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 05:18 AM

Oh, THAT’s why they’re so much the same… LOL

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 10:47 AM

Thanks for posting this Dave. Do we really need this kind of accuracy in woodworking? I’m certainly not against it, but it does seem a little over the top to me. I guess I’m just showing my ignorance.

My saw has a slider and I have only one miter slot, so if I wanted a sled like this, I would have to install a bottom plate with two miter slots and then the sled on top of that. I can just imagine what a nightmare that would be to get everything squared up!

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 12:50 PM

Mike I am not an accuracy nut by no means. Take my sled now Its off about a 1/3 of a degree. It is just enough to aggravate me. Using Williams method, I grab a board, make 5 cuts, a little math, and then a small adjustment. A few thousand out wouldn’t bother me.
Believe me Mike the only thing I use feeler gauges on is my spark plugs.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 12:51 PM

I’m with you stefang, if side A meets side B and it looks good, It’s close enough…..

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 01:32 PM

Thanks for posting

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#11 posted 03-03-2012 01:34 PM

I just use wood filler. JK, no I’m not!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 03-03-2012 01:43 PM

thnx for the link superd

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#13 posted 03-03-2012 04:43 PM

Hi super,

Great video. Thanks for the link. Will have to show it to the guild guys,I’m sure that will be awe struck as nobody in the club has done it quite like that in any of our demos.
William Ng is very easy to listen to and explains things very well. Well worth the 1/2 hour to watch.

Thanks jb

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#14 posted 03-03-2012 05:42 PM

SuperD,

I just watched the video during my lunch break.

It is a great video. He’s quite the teacher! Even has me believing, That I can make an accurate sled!!!!

On my “To-Do” list, as soon as I get my TS back up & running!

Thanks for sharing this. Sounds like many are benefitting from this video.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#15 posted 03-03-2012 08:50 PM

Thanks guys for the comments. I am not one to get the mic out on my projects but the ease of finding the error and which direction to move adjust it in, is why I liked it so much.
Again thanks for your time.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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