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Large Panel Sled

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Project by JimAtLumberjocks posted 04-06-2019 01:58 AM 489 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 24” x 36” panel sled was made to trim the edges on a large laminated desktop for a desk I was making. I closely followed the Sled design by Frank Howarth illustrated in his YouTube video entitled “Big Table Saw Sled” (see https://youtu.be/4p0UTVUXh48). The Sled is made from 1/2” Russian birch with an oak fence and has some unique features in that it rides in only one miter slot and has only one fence on the front of the Sled rather than the rear. These features, along with two mounted hold down clamps, allow the Sled to be used with very large panels.

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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 04-06-2019 03:33 AM

Interesting.
Looks like your sled will never make a cut larger than the base panel?
Slot in out feed table is not long enough to let sled pass through? :-0)

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#2 posted 04-06-2019 08:29 AM

I like panel sleds. Very useful when you need them, and not too complicated to make. Above comment is spot on. A good case for elongating the slots.

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JimAtLumberjocks

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#3 posted 04-06-2019 10:22 PM

Yep. Good catch. You got me. I need to lengthen the miter slots in my outfeed table. I usually try to comment positively on people’s projects but I can tell you find it more satisfying to point out shortcomings. Well done.


Interesting.
Looks like your sled will never make a cut larger than the base panel?
Slot in out feed table is not long enough to let sled pass through? :-0)

- CaptainKlutz


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JimAtLumberjocks

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#4 posted 04-06-2019 10:23 PM

Thank you for the compliment. I’ll get right on those miter slots.


I like panel sleds. Very useful when you need them, and not too complicated to make. Above comment is spot on. A good case for elongating the slots.

- therealSteveN


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#5 posted 04-06-2019 11:14 PM

oops, this crotchety old man forgot that some kids need to get bad news sandwiched between compliments or the have self worth crisis. LOL, OK
nice mode turned on:

Interesting clamping arrangement, will have to build me one.

That miter slot is not long enough for sled to work way you designed it to work. Don’t hurt yourself when you attempt to cut a long panel.

Wow you look nice today, is that a new shirt?

Nice mode turned off.

Both posts say exact same thing, Sorry you don’t understand the 1st time.

Remember, If folks don’t like it, they don’t bother wasting time posting anything.
Or as granny used to say: life is too short to waste time chasing ugly girls for a kiss.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 04-07-2019 05:26 AM

Capn, it’s oblivious to me that we are mean old Cave persons….

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#7 posted 04-08-2019 01:08 AM

Like the clamp idea. I had built one for my first table saw. I believe inspired by New Yankee Worksop. It was handy. I am planning to build one for current saw and will add some clamps. I don’t have a stationary outfeed table to contend with…yet. Future project.

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JimAtLumberjocks

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#8 posted 04-08-2019 05:34 PM

Thanks Doug!


Like the clamp idea. I had built one for my first table saw. I believe inspired by New Yankee Worksop. It was handy. I am planning to build one for current saw and will add some clamps. I don t have a stationary outfeed table to contend with…yet. Future project.

- Dougi6


-- "Are you kidding me?"

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