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Router sled
« on: September 04, 2016, 07:46:03 AM »
I'm not much of a woodworker but was thinking about building a router sled. I'm cutting more live edge slabs and some mostly maples are cupping, they are getting over looked when people are looking. Because most do not have a way of flattening them. My planer is only 20" and most are over 20.
Anyone got a Woodhaven planning sled? I looked at them online and they look good to me.
I try not to get into the woodworking part of the sales but I'm getting several slabs that are stacking up.
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Re: Router sled
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 03:36:30 AM »
I bought all the rollers and stuff ready to build one for my mill.
I got this coming.

 

 

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Re: Router sled
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 10:26:07 AM »
I bought the Woodhaven but never used it, not because it's not a quality system, but because I wanted something that would work on a larger scale.  It's still on a shelf in the shop. I built this instead:
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,80966.msg1232193.html#msg1232193

Lots of options to build sleds using wood rails.  Here's another one I studied.
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Re: Router sled
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 02:32:08 PM »
ESFted, I missed your router sled thread the first time.  Cool build. 8)

Because most do not have a way of flattening them. My planer is only 20" and most are over 20.

I ran into that problem also.  I met a guy that runs a large cnc router full time.  He flattens large slabs for woodworkers and gave me some of his business cards to pass out when I saw a slab for a customer.  Besides flattening the slab he can also joint the edge and cut slots for counter top connector bolts typically used for mitered corners.  Those bolts really simplify glue-ups when working with live edges.  You might check to see if anybody is doing the same in your area.
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Re: Router sled
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 04:20:58 PM »
I bought a huge router bit at woodcraft and still have the actual sled on the to-do list.  Start posting some in progress pics and that should kick me into gear to create mine.  I have two walnut pieces I left open after a fresh cut and they started to warp a little, need to get those bottoms flat again.

What is your budget for the project I am trying to keep it below $50
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