How and where do real lumberjocks store their sleds ?

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Forum topic by David Grimes posted 06-01-2011 12:07 AM 1816 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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David Grimes

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06-01-2011 12:07 AM

So I searched to see if anybody has projects showing how and where they store their sled(s) when not in use on the table saw, router table, etc.

Please help me before my OCD makes me build a sled chest of drawers or hang them from the ceiling. There has to be a better way.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 12:10 AM

Someone had a nice outfeed table that had a area for their sled below the table top that was posted not too long ago.

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 12:23 AM

I have a sled for my table saw that I routinely flip upside down and set back down on a portion of my table saw. It makes another good work surface for various functions while protecting the bed of my TS. I often cover it with wax paper and use that surface area for glue ups. In theory, I could put the wax paper directly on my TS bed, but the inverted sled gives me additional protection for the TS.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 12:29 AM

Sorry I can’t be of any help, but I’m glad you asked this question because I’m in the middle of building another sled and I was beginning to wonder where the heck I’m going to store these as they are beginning to pile up.

I’ll be interested to hear what all our fellow LJer’s do with theirs. This is quite a creative bunch here after all.

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 01:56 AM

They store them in the Sled Shed. LOL At least thats what one old fellow I knew called it. When he built his workbench along one wall about 40’ he built one section where he could store his sleds without having to hang them on the wall or from the rafters.

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 02:35 AM

my largest sled hangs on a couple of pegs in a 1×4 oak board that is screwed to the outside of my shop door. smaller sleds and jigs hang on pegs in 2×6s that run around the walls of the shop near the ceiling,,, need to cull jigs soon???? phil

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#6 posted 06-01-2011 03:15 AM

I store both my sleds in the back of the cabinets I made that surround my tablesaw.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#7 posted 06-01-2011 06:06 AM

I have a workbench with storage area under it and I keep it there. I have thought about making an extension table for my TS and if I do I will add a shelf under that for it.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#8 posted 06-01-2011 06:24 AM


out of the way


out of the snow :)


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#9 posted 06-01-2011 09:55 PM

I like to hang mine from pegs on the wall, but I have so many sleds now that I ran out of wall space.
Until I add framing and plywood walls inside the rest of my metal walls, I’m not sure where to put them. My miter sled stays on my Unisaw with the blade at 45. The rest get shuffled around and basically are in my way. So much for having an organized shop!


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#10 posted 06-01-2011 10:01 PM

I use a sled chest with pneumatic clamps to hold mine in place. All rosewood with Blum sliders. I’m kidding, David, just seeing how far I can prod you ;)

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#11 posted 06-01-2011 10:08 PM

Sorry to tell ya, but I stuff mine behind the band saw… It works, sort of…

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#12 posted 06-01-2011 10:08 PM

I stack mine on my RAS table in real life.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 06-01-2011 10:23 PM


Sorry I Couldn’t help it ! ;)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#14 posted 06-01-2011 10:29 PM

I hang mine from wall and ceilings…put them in drawers….wherever I can find that is near the tool they go with – I have a nice cabinet under my router table that holds my coping sled and several other jigs….I have a few hanging in the back of my Grizzly TS (they have hooks back there – so I decided to use them)....Unfortunately, there will never be enough room to store all the many jigs and shop assists that I have built or purchased…..just part of the fun of woodworking I suppose.

Too bad there isn’t a swap mart for all the used jigs….once in a while I can recycle one..but other times I make a jig and find a better or easier way to do the project and then I end up with an obsolete jig….now -most of the time there are improvements/rennovations that can be done to the jig (I usually come up with several while using it) while I can upgrade most….there are ones that I can’t…so hopefully I can reuse the components on these…I seem to always be needing/making another jig….

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#15 posted 06-01-2011 10:43 PM

I leave mine on the TS when not in use. when I need to rip I’ll take it off and put it on my workbench or elsewhere until I’m done ripping, and then it goes back on the TS

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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