Router Sled

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Project by spclPatrolGroup posted 08-18-2014 12:42 AM 3606 views 9 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Router sled I made to flatten the top of the workbench I have been working on, I made it out of birch plywood and sheetrock screws. I based it off of other ones I have seen on lumberjocks. I was going to make slots to move the feet up and down but later decided to drill holes every inch instead so I knew it couldn’t slip. Since I thought I was going to make slots in the legs, drilling the holes on the side of the box dead even wasn’t a huge concern, I did it with a hand drill instead of the press.

On one side the holes are offset about 1/16” which wouldn’t matter if I stuck with slots like I originally was going to do, but using indexed holes, it made one of the feet uneven and it wasn’t very stable, so I fixed it by attaching additional feet on the legs so it would be stable and even, I just have to remember they legs are not interchangeable side to side.

I notched out the side for the router handles after I took this picture. I haven’t cut the bottom for the bit yet, I figured I can do that with the mortising bit when its time to use it.

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 02:12 PM

Well done , Dave.
Clean lines and a solid adjustable design, should give you a lifetime of flat and level.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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