Table Saw Sled Mania, Part 1

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Although the weather has been cold and snowy, I’ve stayed warm in the shop working on lots of projects. A few weeks ago I made 3 sleds for the table saw. I used the William Ng method, incorporating calipers and feeler gauges to develop accuracy well within 1/1000th of an inch. I strongly recommend his YouTube videos. The three sleds shown are built for specific purposes. From left to right, the large sled for reducing plywood sheets into parts and for making dados; the smaller sled in front with cherry fences is specifically for cutting 15 degree angles for segmented turning; the sled on the right is for general crosscutting. It is accurate to .0006 by my calculation using Ng’s 5 cut method. My skills and wood movement certainly can’t match the tolerances of the sled. I still need to make two dedicated sleds for 45 degree miters, but I ran out of baltic birch plywood.
Cheers and thanks for looking.

-- Glen

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#1 posted 02-22-2015 06:10 PM

Boy you are preaching to the choir on this one. I made a crosscut sled after watching his videos and it’s turned my lowly Shopsmith into a very useful table saw. Your quite a lot more ambitious than me, though, three sleds is admirable, and they are very nicely done! Congrats on this, you are in for a treat.

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#2 posted 02-22-2015 06:18 PM

William is awesome. I made a modified finger/box joint jig based on one of his videos. His ideas work great.

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