Super-Sled II

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Project by MontanaBob posted 12-22-2011 06:29 AM 4131 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second sled, the first one was two small, and it didn’t have any hold down clamps…this is a great improvment, keeps my hands out of the way of the blade….It’s mdf trimmed with some oak that I had under the shed for the last 25 years, it was a six by six that I used my new bandsaw to resaw, and the new jointer to get it stright, the new planer to get it to size, and the new shaper to round the edges….fun fun fun, now that the end tables are done,,,it’s on to the Shadow Box, for my nephews NCO sword, he’s a 1ST Sgt—-Army. As you can see I extended the table saw so the sled wouldn’t tilit on me…..

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 07:26 AM

Great sled.

That’s a lot of new tools you got: new bandsaw, planer,jointer….

Enjoy all the fun. Mery christmas.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 10:47 AM

Hello Montanabob

Great sled

I like the security for the hands

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 11:18 AM

What a great sled you have here. Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-22-2011 03:03 PM

Nice sled, but I think im more impressed by the new tools.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#6 posted 12-22-2011 03:59 PM

Looks good.
One concern…....if you raise the blade to the fullest height won’t it cut into the T-slot on the front edge?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 12-22-2011 04:13 PM

It’s a nice sled and you did a good job on it. Congratulations.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 12-22-2011 07:57 PM

ohwoodeye…This is an old old delta x10 the blade won’t go that high…it will cut a bit below an 1 1/2” above the sled

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#9 posted 12-23-2011 12:55 AM

Tell me how you use the sled. i’m a new woodworker and need o build one – tons of plans out there but whats the practical use?

-- Don

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#10 posted 12-23-2011 03:04 AM

Don, I use the sled mostly to get accurate, repeatable, straight cuts on small pieces using the stop block,,if cutting longer pieces I use the fence with a small block of wood in front of it to get the length of cut, then hold it in place with the clamp on the sled, that way the end won’t be touching the fence during the cut…no chance of kickback.( I don’t know this for sure, but having a kickback-ed piece of wood knocking the wind out of you is not good…LOL)..It has maple runners that have no side to side movement (mandatory). When you make a sled you have to get the back upright runner square with the blade. Type in 5 cut method in the search box on this site, for some really good info. Bob

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#11 posted 12-23-2011 03:13 PM

Bob you sure did good here. I procrastinatated about building my first one for a long time… Once I finally built mine I kicked myself in the butt for not doing it sooner. IMO you cant find a better way to cut small accurate repeat cuts. Mine stays on my saw 80% of the time…lol

Good stuff and thanks for sharing…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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