Table saw sled

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Project by moke posted 03-07-2018 06:54 PM 1974 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have built several smaller sleds for segmenting and pen blanks, and I have a 45 degree sled for frames, but I never had a good one for my saw stop. It is baltic birch and oak uprights, Rockler t slot and stop, with one metal runner and one uhmw it is waxed and slides like silk. I used the Ng 5 cut method and got it to .003. Thanks to Mr. Ng for posting a great and very complete video.

-- Mike

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#1 posted 03-07-2018 09:12 PM

That is a beauty!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 09:44 PM

Nice Job!

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#3 posted 03-08-2018 12:44 AM

Nice and wide with options, great job.
Kudos again to William Ng

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#4 posted 03-08-2018 12:51 AM

looks really nice Mike….. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#5 posted 03-08-2018 03:52 AM

That is a very large sled….. Nice looking one too!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 03-08-2018 05:22 AM

Yes, Ng’s sled setup instructions rock

-- derek / oregon

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#7 posted 03-08-2018 03:05 PM

Nice and simple Mike, looks very functional and clean.

What made you decide on the combo for the runners? I like that you can expand the UHMW simply by tightening up the screws and with a metal runner, you won’t loose your square by doing so.

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#8 posted 03-08-2018 04:19 PM

Well done in used his method on mine as well. Actually I think it came from the Woodwhisper who got it from him. Great job.

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

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#9 posted 03-08-2018 04:24 PM

Thanks all for the kind words…..I really thought for years that posting my projects was just kind of asking for compliments….but after doing this a few times, it does way more than that….yes, it makes you feel good by getting compliments but that feeling pulls us together as a group. Maybe just a “core” of us that are active, but never-the-less promotes comradery, which in turn promotes trust. Often times the trolls, and disagreements in the politically motivated posts leaves you with a not-so-great feeling when you sign off…..this counter acts it. I like it Thank you all!

Spintergroup- I mentioned in the initial description that I had a “tool acquisition” issue. Another part of that issue is if one of a tool or part is good, two is better, and three is awesome! So I had an Incra t-slot slider on hand, but just one. So I used it and made a uhmw from one of the two or three commercial cutting boards I had accumulated from Sams. I cut them right on, attach it and color the edges with a sharpie after I attach them. I run them back and forth it the slot until I have marked in the side where it is rubbing. I remove then handle from one of my 25 files, and file the edges. I do this just a little each time, being careful to not overdo it. when it is is pretty close I stop and wax the entire bottom. If I have any slop I tighten the uhmw a little and try it again. The Incra slider has about 5 or six places where it has a allen head that you can tighten and expand it….but you have to do it evenly amoungst them all. They are kind of pricey though. After I do all this, then I calibrate with the Ng method. I have never had any issues, but I’m not saying I’m right either…I’m just saying it worked for me so far.

This is probably my sixth of seventh sled. I have made three just for pen segmenting. Those are much smaller and thus, the stock you can cut lengthwise is shorter, therefore I doubt they are as accurate using the Ng method.

I love jigs….I spend way too much time building things for my shop rather than building other things!

Thanks for asking, and make no mistake I don’t know or even think Im doing it the best way….After looking at some of the projects on this site the only thing I can think for my abilities needs to be:BE HUMBLE.

-- Mike

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#10 posted 03-10-2018 10:32 AM

A really nice sled for a really nice tablesaw Mike.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 03-22-2018 06:06 PM

Nice Sled, I love Ng he has some great videos. I used the 5 cut method on my sled and it works great!

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#12 posted 03-22-2018 06:39 PM

I love jigs….I spend way too much time building things for my shop rather than building other things!

- moke

+1 I know what you mean. I think it’s because a jig is a project that I get to use so I look forward to the end result and that’s where the instant satisfaction comes from. Nobody else can really appreciate it as it’s kinda personal.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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