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I haven't posted here on LJs for a while now. So when I recently finished this little shop project I thought I would share it with anyone interested. I have several shop made TS sleds that handle various operations in the shop and truly appreciate how each one serves as a quick simple and safe means of sizing and cutting different materials on the table saw! l have a larger CC sled that I have used for several years now but the idea of a smaller version was appealing to me mainly because I have been working on several projects that are of smaller scale recently. This newest sled is a little different then what I've researched on the net and produces quick safe and accurate cuts when called upon. Features include stable materials like Baltic Birch and Masonite, with an aluminum fence rail with T-trac's as well as an aluminum adjustable runner. There's a metal strip with self-stick rule that utilizes Mag Blocks for stop block capabilities and other fixtures not pictured yet. The safety/ dust shield made with Lexon can be adjusted for different ops. I also adopted a feature from-watching David Marks over the years using a pencils eraser to hold down small pieces on his CC sled but I upgraded the pencil with a more stable rod! I repurposed this spare Delta handle that I had laying around and it can slide to any position along the rail for ambidextrous cutting . There's a safety block (Oak) that keeps the blade tucked away from any stray finger placement. The sled is easily removed and put back between ripping and cross-cutting and has Made the process that much more easier to do so ! That's pretty much it, if you were considering a smaller sized sled in your future I can recommend its usefulness and practicality! You can never have enough TS fixtures in my opinion, especially when they make life in the shop better ;)
Thanks for taking a look and as always be safe…......Rob

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Wow Rob! As usual your builds have that sleek industrial design look to them, they're amazingly well made and thought out. I think this is one of the best and most beautiful table saw sleds I've EVER seen, bar none. Eat your heart out Stumpy Nubs!
 

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That is a nice looking and useful sled.
 

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Jerry my long distance friend, how the hell are ya? I'm truly happy to see you as my first response and what a gracious response it is although perhaps somewhat biased (LOL) ! Its too late for me now but I will send you a PM soon to catch up and see how things are going for you? Thanks again Bud for the kind words, will talk soon…..Rob
 

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@WBN. Thanks for the compliment….....Rob
 

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Hey Rob, nice to see your post, I too haven't posted that much to LJ recently. Looks like a terrific sled and I always admire how you you blend wood and metal into your projects. We'l have to catch up, I put in a 48×48 CNC and some other smaller shop additions.
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Joel
 

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Beautiful piece of craftsmanship! Art in the form of a highly functional tool. Visually beautiful.
 

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Very nice sled. If you take your photos with your phone held horizontally your pictures will post upright.

 

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Another well built and beautiful sled I like it ! Just a bit concerned my saw is a Sawstop and I would be very concerned with all the Aluminum .
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I like it…. a lot!
 

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Jerry my long distance friend, how the hell are ya? I m truly happy to see you as my first response and what a gracious response it is although perhaps somewhat biased (LOL) ! Its too late for me now but I will send you a PM soon to catch up and see how things are going for you? Thanks again Bud for the kind words, will talk soon…..Rob

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Rob! It's so good o see you posting again! I'm doing well, and right in the middle of another pretty big ( for me) project in which I used the beautiful center finder you made for me yet again. It has become a real go to tool for me. Nothing biased about that response, I don't think I could ever conceive of something that elegant, but I will sure do you the compliment of trying to copy it!
 

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Very nice sled. If you take your photos with your phone held horizontally your pictures will post upright.



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No, Rob's got a great sense of humor, he did that on purpose so all y'all would be turning your phones sideways :)
 

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Thanks everyone for your responses
@Joel nice to hear from ya and yes that would be fun to see how your shop has progressed!
@Stefang thanks for the tech support! I have a love hate relationship with my iPhone, if only they could make it out of wood (lol) I will go back and flip em when able!!
@Dee1 completely understand, nice saw !
@Jerry thanks again and I'm glad to hear you're doing well. Will definitely send you aPM !
 

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@Htl You are hired !!! What has taken you 3mins will most likely be an hour of table banging and iPad tossing for me (lol) . I have done this a couple of times now when posting other projects only to realize it afterwards. I eventually get the pics flipped but it is frustrating! Thanks again for your efforts and nice compliment…..be safe, ROB
 

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May I suggest you take my pictures and substitute for yours.
 

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All of the picture discussion aside, that is a slick set up. I'm adding it to Favorites so I can shamelessly borrow (copy) it.
 

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It is one nice set up I must say!!!
Would be a great help in my model building.
 

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@EarlS Appreciate the comments and yes copy away.

@Htl Sounds awesome how would I go about that if actually possible? And I should have warned you if you haven't figured it out already, I'm technically challenged!!
 

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Very nice. Great design.
 

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@EarlS Appreciate the comments and yes copy away.

@Htl Sounds awesome how would I go about that if actually possible? And I should have warned you if you haven't figured it out already, I'm technically challenged!!

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Just chick on each of my pictures and copy them to the music folder in file manager.
Then go to your project page and delete your side ways pictures and redo it using the pictures you pasted to the music folder..
I'm just trying to be helpful.
#4 over and out
 
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