Sled for my Laguna 18" Bandsaw with Flip Stop.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 06-25-2017 11:32 PM 5000 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was fortunate enough to upgrade some equipment in in the shop. I wasn’t looking, but a buddy was changing direction in life and wanted stuff gone out of his shop. I bought a Laguna 18” Bandsaw 3hp made in in Italy, oh boy. A 15 1/2 Three HP Delta planer and a 8 inch Delta jointer. I sold my Grizzly 8 inch jointer and my Grizzly 14” inch bandsaw.

I made this sled with some scraps. Oak plywood with oak edging. I made the flip sop at my buddies machine shop, I love using his Bridgeport and expanding my metal working expirance.

I did the 4 cut method squaring up the fence and this will be hard to swallow I know. 8 inch cut .423 vrs ..4235 = .000625 over 8 inch cut accurate. I did it twice, none of my woodworking is that accurate. Lol.

The only reason I made the sled is the guy I bought it from threw away the miter gauge and I needed something.

Hope you like it all comments welcome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 06-25-2017 11:51 PM

WOW! Beautiful!!

You’re gonna need a bigger shop!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 06-26-2017 01:26 AM

Really nice Ken! And a Laguna 18” Bandsaw 3hp made in in Italy. Wow!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 06-26-2017 02:28 AM

Great job

Side note, I bought the Bosch sander you recommended. Awesome.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-26-2017 03:01 AM

You must have a collection of horseshoes to be this lucky .
Oh that sled looks good too and very precise according to the test results .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 06-26-2017 03:40 AM

I believe yours will be better than the original. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 06-26-2017 03:46 AM

Nice work for a great tool!

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 06-26-2017 06:26 AM

Very good, Ken!! A real Cadillac Band Saw Sled!

I made one way back when Bob… (?)... had videos about making bandings, etc.

I just grabbed three pieces of scrap and put it together…

Slider… to MDF or plywood bed… and a 1×1 or 1×2 fence… I just clamp stop blocks to left side whenever I need’em… Works great!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 06-26-2017 11:05 AM

That sled is a work of art. I’d be afraid to use it!! Nice work Ken and nice acquisition of some good tools!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 06-26-2017 04:21 PM

Nice score and a great addition! I am considering a Laguna band saw myself.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#10 posted 06-26-2017 04:49 PM

Ken, you did a beautiful job on this band saw sled.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 06-26-2017 06:59 PM

Wonderful work on the sled.
Never seen a bandsaw sled before.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#12 posted 06-27-2017 08:08 AM

Thx for all the support and comments. I really appreciate them. Lew, Tony, doubled, HTL,

Joe I tend to get carried away at times LOL
Klaus you are correct on the hoarse shoes now if I can only remember where I put them LOL
Monte, Glad you like the sander. I wonder why I waited so long. UGH
Thx Jim, it will get used, looks pretty now though, good thing is the base will be easy to change.
Go for it Woodwizard. Lagunas customer service it D- at best but a great band saw.
Thx Charles
Mad’s had no choice being he threw away the miter gauge more economical LOL and a reason to do some metal work. LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 06-27-2017 11:22 PM

Yes always lovely to get that chance.
Only problem I could think of with a sled is that it need soem adjustment for blade drift I guess…
Have to admit I use my band saw a lot, but are absolutely novice in all the tricks.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#14 posted 06-28-2017 08:31 AM

I hear ya on that Mad’s. I think it will get the most use for pen blanks and small stuff. Being I had no miter Gauge for it from the guy I bought it from, this was a quick solution.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 06-30-2017 01:08 AM

Congratulations. I had their 16” in my shop for a short time. The saw did not belong to me but was awesome to use. The fence is nice but you always do a great job of things.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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