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I needed a sled for cutting small parts, ruizd came up with a great sled for small parts, but it did not quite fit what I wanted, so I modified it by adding another knob to one side of the sliding fence on the right side and adding a clamp hold down position at the rear of the sliding fences, the clamp idea came from Izzy Swan, and I modified it a little bit by making it so I had two hold downs on the same clamp, and making it longer, giving it more reach. I hot glued erasers onto the bolts so they would not mar the wood.
I had to experiment with the placement of the hold down bolts and one of them is adjustable, backward and forward, while the position of the whole clamp is adjustable also. there may be more modifications on it as I start using it, but at least I have a place to start now.
I would like to thank ruizd and Izzy Swan for their ideas, and I hope they don't mind my borrowing them.

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Looks like a good sled.
 

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Now this is really cool and def VERY useful. Great job and thanks for sharing
 

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Hold on, this looks like a good idea after idea after idea.

That's just how things develop, even in the commercial world believe it or not. Two or three heads are better than one.
 

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Nice work, should serve you well.
 

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Slick idea. Right in the favorite box.
 

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Cool design.
 

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Good work Smitty.
Around here we don't say" borrowed idea " we say inspired by so an so .LOL
 

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I have never seen anyone make a de-sta-co clamp out of wood before, that is amazing.
-don
 

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I guess I "borryed " an inspiration Jim. lol
thanks guys for all the great comments.
one thing I've already changed is, I lengthened the fence on the right side so that I have more adjust-ability on that side.
now I need a way to make it all more repeatable.
btw, I am using a 1/16" kerf blade on this. works great and less waste.
 

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Great sled build and thanks for the links.
 

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Thats awesome! Great modifications.
 

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thank you Izzy, so far it is working out great, I was totally amazed that it hit the top three today.
but I can't take all the credit for this , all I did was make a few modifications to suit my needs, all though there are all kinds of possibilities for others to modify it to fit their needs with both the sled and clamps.
 

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I like it! That is one beefy hold down clamp!
 

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That is great sled! I am glad I was able to inspire. I bet it works really well for your needs. I will say if I had it to do over I would make the right side equal to the left but oh well. Maybe one day I will build a version 2 sled. I like the rear fence and it looks like you have a replaceable insert? So does this mean I can re-borrow a your rear fence idea? I really like the slots on each side where I assume are for holding onto the sled. I did make one addition to my sled for holding down small pieces on the left side using a sliding base and a toggle clamp. Perhaps I will post an updated picture. Well done! regards.
 

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Hi Dan, I forgot to mention the replaceable ZCI, one reason for it is so I can change blade sizes, I used 1/4" tempered Masonite.
and yes, Dan, you can borrow anything on this sled you like, after all it was your idea to begin with. lol
 

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Fantastic sled! I'll bet you'll get a lot of use out of it!
 

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Nicely done
 
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