Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sled'

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Table Saw Cutoff Sled & Circular Saw Guide

03-10-2012 09:36 PM by gubawatts | 3 comments »

I’m making progress, slowly but surely, on the twin storage beds. To help cut some of the plywood parts to size, I took the time to make a couple of jigs, using some great ideas I’ve seen here on LJ. The first is the cutoff sled for table saw. I had one previously, but I was never happy with it’s accuracy, and I had to fiddle with the brass screws in the side of the runner to keep the fit adjusted to the miter track. So I started over, beginning with a piece of 3/4&#...

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Jigs etc. #4: Snakes and Ladders - Hinge Template Routing Jig

01-26-2012 05:45 PM by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

I’m just going to let the pictures tell the story here. The only things I will say is that the template guide pin must be exactly the same width as the router bit used (6mm in this case) and the minimum hinge pin width is also dictated by the router bit used. This is the test run with a 115mm square x 6mm thick piece of MDF being routed. No, even I don’t trust the actual pieces I am working for a project to the first run with a new jig.The templates were marked out, using a knife,...

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The WIHOH (What I Had on Hand) Table Saw Sled

12-13-2011 04:58 AM by Furnitude | 3 comments »

This sled is of the Frankenstein variety – it is cobbled together from materials left over from other projects. I had just made a table saw sled but was disappointed in the amount of play in the runners. I was using the sled to make some small boxes, and it kept giving me inaccurate cuts that took way too much time to correct. I knew that if I wanted to complete these boxes and other projects to a higher standard, I was going to have to bite the bullet and sacrifice the sled to make a new s...

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Segmented Fail (?) -- 20% rant, 80% cry for help

11-26-2011 09:22 AM by dspahn | 14 comments »

So after watching some videos on segmented bowl construction and turning, I decided to give it a shot while I wait for my cole jaws to arrive in the mail. I actually went to a lumber place and bought a few pieces: some walnut, alder, cherry, and something with the word “african” in it… maybe mahogany, but I’m not 100% sure. And then, after I got home, whinging internally about spending $40 on an amount of wood you could maybe build a desk for a barbie doll out of, ...

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Jigs and techniques #4: Flexi-Sled Table Saw Sled

11-22-2011 04:30 AM by GregD | 1 comment »

Yet another table saw sled. The idea behind this table saw sled was to provide a lot of flexibility in clamping down the fence and workpieces. The top is 3/4” melamine edge banded with scraps I happened to have handy. On the bottom is a 30 inch Kreg Jig and Fixture Bar. The T tracks on top are cut from 2 48” lengths. The fence is a Rockler router table fence that I found on sale a year or so ago. I had to shim it with Scotch Tape on the bottom to square the face to ...

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Works for me #13: Tapered Leg Jig

09-01-2011 06:27 PM by Dave Owen | 6 comments »

A couple of years ago I made a small, adjustable angle jig for my bandsaw. That jig is shown below and described in my blog “Works for me – #5”. I’ve found that jig so useful I decided to make a similar, but larger, version for my table saw...This new jig pictured below works for making tapered legs, angle cuts on flat stock, trimming to a particular grain pattern, or for removing bark or other bad edges, as shown in the photos below...The photo above shows the jig positioned in the m...

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Got Sled?

04-16-2011 11:46 PM by Farrout | 5 comments »

I read about the super sled on a few sites. They all seemed wonderful, but somewhat complex.I wondered what a simple one would do for me. I had a piece of 1/2 inch plywood, some 3/4” wide stock, and a few 2×4’s laying around so I thought I’d see what I could do. I cut the 3/4” stock to fit in the channels of the table saw so they were just even with the top. Then, I cut a the plywood 24” x 36”. I put the strips in the groves and ...

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Beads Box #6: Incra Style Box Joint Jig/Sled for the Table Saw (998SE)

12-31-2010 02:15 AM by PurpLev | 5 comments »

While waiting for glue to dry I tackled the large drawer that will be faced with the mahogany/maple-stripe front. After the last project where I used dovetails for all the small drawer I wisened up (is that a word?!?) and went with box joint. My box joint jig is based on my Incra 998SE Miter gauge . The 1000SE comes with the flip stop which is very useful with 2 built in stops, and a micro adjustment which I use to sneak up to a perfect box joint fit. For added stability I also use the...

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Super Duper Sled #1: The Sketchup Plans

09-04-2010 08:25 AM by AttainableApex | 11 comments »

Well here is my latest sled design. This sled is a combination of many sleds that i have seen in the past. One sled that really influenced it, is the super sled by john nixon at eagle lake woodworking. I like the t track on the sled part (the sheet part) but i am going to use real t track. I also liked the t track on top of the fence, which i incorporated, but it stops there. This sled should be able to do just about everything. You can cut 45’s ( blade tilting at 45 deg ) and every o...

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The 5 minutes Sled

08-13-2010 09:10 PM by Gabe | 2 comments »

Hi everyone! Just starting out, and already, I’m running out of money :P Thought I’d share this quick tip someone gave me. Never forget that if you have a festool MFT/3, you always have a convenient way of making a sled with scraps in little to no time. Sled is 3/4 mdf, then just use some clamps on the side of the table to get the bottom rail. Upper rail is easy to do with the MFT/3 accessories. From Woodworking From Woodworking Cheers! Looking forward to doing proje...

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