Tablesaw sled - Chisel rack - Zero clearance scrollsaw insert

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Project by Gerben posted 05-21-2012 07:22 PM 6811 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1 & 2. My table saw sled. Nothing fancy, but I’m really happy with it. I glued on a paper measuring tape from the local hardware store. I later added the movable stop block. I also replace the struts with a strip of clear plastic, since it was strong enough as it is and the plastic makes me feel a bit more secure. The plastic is also removable, so I can try to make box-joints someday.

3. Chisel rack to replace the box the were in before. I tend to use them a lot more now.

4, 5 & 6. My zero clearance scrollsaw insert plate. Comes in really handy when sawing prywood. A lot less tearout. I made it of some one-side laminated hardboard. Just saw the round shape; place it upside down, then use a chisel to make it the exact height it needs to be (picture 6). Not extremely durable, but I can make a new one in under 5 minutes.

And of course; safety 4th :-)

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 10:40 PM

Nice looking additions to the shop.

And I like that Hegner Scrollsaw…I have a 22” Hegner also, and its a great saw.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 12:28 AM

I have an older Hegner 18, and it is a great saw :)

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#3 posted 05-22-2012 01:02 AM

I like the chisel rack, might have to use something like that in my shop cabinet build I’m planning.

-- Drew, Delaware

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#4 posted 05-22-2012 02:54 AM

Those are some nice shop upgrades, in particular the CC sled. Looks like it is well built and many safety features, always a plus ! I use a CC sled much like Yours and it is one of the most used shop made fixtures in My shop. Once again nice work and stay safe !

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

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#5 posted 05-22-2012 07:33 AM

Thank you all for the compliments.

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#6 posted 05-22-2012 01:36 PM

Great Job, Functional but…... You did not leave room for more chisels ya gotta get more chisels…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#7 posted 05-22-2012 06:04 PM

@Gshepherd You are right about that. I recently found another chisel laying hidden somewhere. So I’m already one space short. :-)
Another lesson learned. On the other hand, I can just make a second one, and have 14 spaces left :-P

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#8 posted 05-22-2012 07:27 PM

We’re the only ones that can make what we do in our “shops” easier through endless upgrades. Looks like you’re doing a fine job of it! Oh, when you’re done over there, how about coming over and give me a hand on mine?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#9 posted 05-28-2012 12:40 PM

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