Wedgie Sled/Small Parts Sled
I've just bought a mini-lathe (Rikon 70-100). It is used but in excellent condition and it came with a lot of lathe tools, carbide tools, live centers and face plates and tackle box full of pen parts and barrels that I may not use (not sure yet). I've still managed to spend a lot more on other accessories to go with it.
I've just build a wedgie sled/small parts sled to go with it.
I got the basic design from a youtube video by 3×3Custom - Tamar that someone else shared in another recent post.
Here is the video…
I already have a great miter gauge with an extension so I skipped that part of the sled build and just made a small parts sled with clamps and adjustable fences for making wedges. I'll skip the build part because the video is very well made and easy to follow.
I did use some cheap but well made hardware from ebay and aliexpress but I did not realize that they are not the same specs as the much more expensive hardware you can get from the US. So… I had to modify a lot of it. All the t-tracks were slightly different dimensions and the t-bolts did not work with all of them. I used 1/4 20 bolts and nuts to replace the oversized hardware on the t-track clamps and I had to file the stops a bit to get them to fit in the fence t-track.
Anyway… a few mods later and it works great.
I will be using angle blocks along with some parallel blocks I already have to set up the angles on the sled.
These items can be found on Amazon.
Here is a site that describes using these blocks.
Anyway… my sled looks like Frankenstein's Monster compared to the one Tamar built but I can't wait to use it.