tenon jig for the superSled

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Project by FreddyS posted 01-31-2011 06:32 PM 3941 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, this time I made the tenon jig for the superSled following John W. Nixon instructions.

Used 3/4” plywood and 1” M6 socket cap screws

Nothing too fancy but does the job pretty well, I have to figure out how to protect the superSled base from getting scratched with the leveling screws on the jig though.

Used some wood scraps to test it, besides overshooting the mortise a little bit on the router table , it came nice for my first try so I’m happy :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 07:39 PM

Nice and useful jig. I’m sure it’ll serve you well.

Just throw a shim/spacer in that mortise when you do your glue-up and nobody will be the wiser.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Jeremy Greiner

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 09:39 PM

Put a peice of hardboard, or 1/4’’ in plywood in between the jig and the board. Trill the holes for the T track nobs through the 1/4’’ plywood .. but make it loose. That way when you tighten the nobs it pulls everything in line .. but the leveling screws balance off the 1/4’’ plywood instead of the base.

If you’re unsure what I mean I can prolly whip up a picture in sketchup if you’re interested.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 09:45 PM

Jonathan: hehee, nice tip!

Jeremy: great idea, I’ll do that ;)

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#4 posted 02-01-2011 02:12 AM

Really cool, now there are almost nothing you cant do on that sled any more.
Well made.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 02-01-2011 07:06 AM

mafe: hereby I name it the ultraSled

I wonder what other jig can I add to the sled next hehee

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#6 posted 12-22-2016 11:07 PM

IF you have a drill press, you can drill-out a bit of the ends of your leveling screws and then glue in a wood dowel into the ends of the leveling screws to avoid marring.

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