Small cut off sled

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 09-12-2014 09:13 PM 3940 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this sled for small peices. It will cut 25cm x 80cm (roughly 10”x32”). The stop block flips up and has an adjustable indicator for dialing in the accuracy. Put a metric/imperial measuring tape on it as I use both. The hole is for hanging it on the wall. It works great and I am glad I made it. Now need one for large items.

I got some extruded aluminum with T-slots and upgraded the sled.

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#1 posted 09-12-2014 09:20 PM

very sharp, clean design. And I like the flip-stop.

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#2 posted 09-12-2014 11:00 PM

really neat design.
I need to make something similar.
Do you feel there is any advantage/disadvantage in single groove runner.
Thanls for posting.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#3 posted 09-12-2014 11:54 PM

You’re always ahead on shop jigs. That’s a good thing! Looks like you used plywood for base. What hardwood for your runner? James asked a great question. I’d appreciate your thoughts.

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#4 posted 09-13-2014 10:18 AM

Thats a really nice jig buddy! Cant wait to see the next one for bigger cuts.

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 09-13-2014 10:33 AM

Thanks guys.
James – No I don’t feel there is an advantage in using two mitre slots on a jig. Actually I have only had problems with using two as they tend to bind making it difficult to push. Get a perfect fit with the one and you won’t have any problems. If the one is a little loose then use tape on the side as a shim and all will be good. I make my mitre bar from 11mm baltic birch as it doesn’t move as much as hardwood.

Doc. savage – The ply is 18mm baltic birch and I used maple for the fence. The fence is 3 1/4” high x 1 3/4” thick. Finished it with water based varethane. I taped the mitre slot so no varethane got on it making it swell. Sanded bottom with 600 gr sand paper and sprayed with slidecoat from lee valley,43415,43440

I have been making shop jigs for the past 18 months or so because I failed to make them over the past 25 years so finally decided to spend some time on the shop making jigs and cabinets. Almost done I hope.

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#6 posted 09-13-2014 01:12 PM

Sleds are a gr8 addition to a woodworkers arsenal of jigs.

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#7 posted 09-13-2014 01:19 PM

Well done Sean.

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#8 posted 09-13-2014 05:25 PM

Another super jig Sean.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 09-14-2014 04:00 AM

Very good looking CC sled, I like the design and smaller scale! I want to put together a sled like that but even smaller scale to use when doing small cutting ops at the TS. Thanks for sharing.

One quick observation and safety tip, be very careful with hand placement and attention to the saw blade exiting the rear rail ! You can ad a feature that is common on CC sleds found here on LJ’s. A simple block or finger guard attached to the back rail to cover the blades exit path…..... Rob

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#10 posted 09-14-2014 11:29 AM

Thanks again guys.

Rob – I might put a blade guard on it in the future. Mathias Wandel made a small sled and I like his design . Check it out sometime.

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