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Project by Robsshop posted 03-26-2019 02:41 AM 1135 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted here on LJs for a while now. So when I recently finished this little shop project I thought I would share it with anyone interested. I have several shop made TS sleds that handle various operations in the shop and truly appreciate how each one serves as a quick simple and safe means of sizing and cutting different materials on the table saw! l have a larger CC sled that I have used for several years now but the idea of a smaller version was appealing to me mainly because I have been working on several projects that are of smaller scale recently. This newest sled is a little different then what I’ve researched on the net and produces quick safe and accurate cuts when called upon. Features include stable materials like Baltic Birch and Masonite, with an aluminum fence rail with T-trac’s as well as an aluminum adjustable runner. There’s a metal strip with self-stick rule that utilizes Mag Blocks for stop block capabilities and other fixtures not pictured yet. The safety/ dust shield made with Lexon can be adjusted for different ops. I also adopted a feature from-watching David Marks over the years using a pencils eraser to hold down small pieces on his CC sled but I upgraded the pencil with a more stable rod! I repurposed this spare Delta handle that I had laying around and it can slide to any position along the rail for ambidextrous cutting . There’s a safety block (Oak) that keeps the blade tucked away from any stray finger placement. The sled is easily removed and put back between ripping and cross-cutting and has Made the process that much more easier to do so ! That’s pretty much it, if you were considering a smaller sized sled in your future I can recommend its usefulness and practicality! You can never have enough TS fixtures in my opinion, especially when they make life in the shop better ;) Thanks for taking a look and as always be safe…......Rob

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





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#1 posted 03-26-2019 03:02 AM

Wow Rob! As usual your builds have that sleek industrial design look to them, they’re amazingly well made and thought out. I think this is one of the best and most beautiful table saw sleds I’ve EVER seen, bar none. Eat your heart out Stumpy Nubs!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 03-26-2019 03:30 AM

That is a nice looking and useful sled.

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

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#3 posted 03-26-2019 03:41 AM

Jerry my long distance friend, how the hell are ya? I’m truly happy to see you as my first response and what a gracious response it is although perhaps somewhat biased (LOL) ! Its too late for me now but I will send you a PM soon to catch up and see how things are going for you? Thanks again Bud for the kind words, will talk soon…..Rob

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

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#4 posted 03-26-2019 03:45 AM

@WBN. Thanks for the compliment….....Rob

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

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#5 posted 03-26-2019 09:59 AM

Hey Rob, nice to see your post, I too haven’t posted that much to LJ recently. Looks like a terrific sled and I always admire how you you blend wood and metal into your projects. We’l have to catch up, I put in a 48×48 CNC and some other smaller shop additions.
Best,
Joel

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#6 posted 03-26-2019 01:13 PM

Beautiful piece of craftsmanship! Art in the form of a highly functional tool. Visually beautiful.

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#7 posted 03-26-2019 01:48 PM

Very nice sled. If you take your photos with your phone held horizontally your pictures will post upright.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-26-2019 02:19 PM

Another well built and beautiful sled I like it ! Just a bit concerned my saw is a Sawstop and I would be very concerned with all the Aluminum .
Dee1

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#9 posted 03-26-2019 03:59 PM

I like it…. a lot!

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#10 posted 03-26-2019 04:00 PM



Jerry my long distance friend, how the hell are ya? I m truly happy to see you as my first response and what a gracious response it is although perhaps somewhat biased (LOL) ! Its too late for me now but I will send you a PM soon to catch up and see how things are going for you? Thanks again Bud for the kind words, will talk soon…..Rob

- Robsshop


Rob! It’s so good o see you posting again! I’m doing well, and right in the middle of another pretty big ( for me) project in which I used the beautiful center finder you made for me yet again. It has become a real go to tool for me. Nothing biased about that response, I don’t think I could ever conceive of something that elegant, but I will sure do you the compliment of trying to copy it!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#11 posted 03-26-2019 04:07 PM



Very nice sled. If you take your photos with your phone held horizontally your pictures will post upright.

- stefang

No, Rob’s got a great sense of humor, he did that on purpose so all y’all would be turning your phones sideways :-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#12 posted 03-26-2019 04:51 PM

Thanks everyone for your responses
@Joel nice to hear from ya and yes that would be fun to see how your shop has progressed!
@Stefang thanks for the tech support! I have a love hate relationship with my iPhone, if only they could make it out of wood (lol) I will go back and flip em when able!!
@Dee1 completely understand, nice saw !
@Jerry thanks again and I’m glad to hear you’re doing well. Will definitely send you aPM !

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

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#13 posted 03-26-2019 06:27 PM

To nice to not get right!!!
It took me 3 min. to fix theses in Windows 10.

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#14 posted 03-26-2019 08:04 PM

@Htl You are hired !!! What has taken you 3mins will most likely be an hour of table banging and iPad tossing for me (lol) . I have done this a couple of times now when posting other projects only to realize it afterwards. I eventually get the pics flipped but it is frustrating! Thanks again for your efforts and nice compliment…..be safe, ROB

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

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#15 posted 03-26-2019 09:57 PM

May I suggest you take my pictures and substitute for yours.

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