Finish for Table Sled?

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Forum topic by JPKnapp posted 07-26-2009 04:05 AM 1472 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-26-2009 04:05 AM

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I completed my first table sled from maple ply and poplar. Any suggestions on what kind of finish I should put on it?

Table sled

Its a monster that will be used for a specific jig for flattening one side of a spindle. Once that is done, I am going to shorten it up and add a blade exit portion.

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#1 posted 07-26-2009 04:07 AM

Pictures please!

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#2 posted 07-26-2009 05:11 AM

I am sure that most of us do not put any type of finish on the sled. But that is really a matter of personal choice.

If I were going to put a finish on my sled I would spray a couple coats of poly on it. I would also put a coat of wax on the runners when the poly had cured.

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#3 posted 07-26-2009 05:27 AM

sounds good

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#4 posted 07-26-2009 03:35 PM

On my sleds and outfeed table, I just use Johnson’s paste wax.

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#5 posted 07-26-2009 04:06 PM

Just a little wax on mine.

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#6 posted 07-27-2009 08:15 AM

I agree with the above. I lightly waxed the sleds I recently built (top and runners) and don’t see a reason to do anything else.

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