Coping Sled

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Project by RayCurtis posted 12-26-2010 05:47 AM 6460 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coping sled I built for a Medicine cabinet I am working on for my Trailer. I didn’t like the Plastic cabinet that came with the trailer. This is my first project with a panel door, and of course I chose to put a mirror in the panel. I think I have everything figured out now, but this is another project that took a lot longer than I would have thought at the begining. The only problem starting on this hobby is the number of fixtures, jigs and accesories that you accumulate. I bet I have built a jig for almost every project I have ever done. And I am still at the point where if I can complete a project without needing a new jig, router biit, drill bit, etc. I literally rejoice.

-- RayCurtis

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#1 posted 12-26-2010 07:19 AM

Building the jigs is half the fun. Unless you have a deadline for completion of the project, then it can be an annoyance. Nice sled.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#2 posted 12-26-2010 07:29 AM

Nice looking sled.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 12-26-2010 02:56 PM

You’re wrong, my friend. The problem with this hobby is finding a way to store and organize all the jigs and accessories that you accumulate! But hey, that gives you an excuse to build storage for the shop, and meanwhile practice techniques you’ll use on other things.

Nice sled – I need to make one of those too!

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#4 posted 12-28-2010 03:48 AM

He who dies with the most toys “wins”

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 02-11-2011 02:14 PM

I agree with TheGravedigger.
Nice sled

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#6 posted 02-11-2011 02:23 PM

That’s a real clean looking sled. Good work.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 03-13-2011 05:41 AM

if I thought a jig would help me eat my dinner better I would make one.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 06:31 PM

Simple, I like it. It looks perfect. I might have to make one for myself :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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