Slab Flattening Sled w/ Video Equip

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Project by James posted 02-19-2019 09:00 PM 1208 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently happened upon some 3” white oak slabs and they are pretty twisted. I expect to get about 2-1/4” out of them once they’re flat. If you notice in the second picture, the sled base is wider. The slab was too wide (my damn fault, measure once, cut many times) and I had to domino a 4” section in the middle to make it accomodate the width. There’s a small vac attached, a gopro and a Cabelas time lapse camera set to take video and time lapse. All I have to do is start. I know this will be a painful process so I’m procrastinating.

-- James - Semper Fi

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#1 posted 02-20-2019 04:31 AM

There is nothing like the feeling of the router flattening out a slab and you get to see the true beauty of the slab.
i was also tenative to do my first one but got good results so i look forward to doing the next one.

Best advice i could give you is to take your time and take small passes. you will have a lot less sanding in the end.
Good luck and post a pic when your done

-- No dust on the floor....No money in the bank

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#2 posted 02-20-2019 02:54 PM

Impressive set up.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 02-21-2019 08:23 PM

Looks like a great set-up and I especially like your vac arrangement. It might make it a bit less tiring on you to put some edging or at least some wax on the top of the side rails just to make the sled base slide a little easier.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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