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Author Topic: Starting To Build A New Router Sled  (Read 4241 times)

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Re: Starting To Build A New Router Sled
« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2022, 05:56:52 PM »
Thanks guys. I will tell you I struggled with this. This covid brain fog is so frustrating to deal with.  I made many  mistakes that had to be fixed and learned to just walk away when the frustration  starts. It feels  really  good to have made it this far and know  things can only get better from here on out. Loosing  the ability  to think logically  and do simple things like math in your  head really stinks. 

Wow! So clean! Amazing dust collection job, not to mention all your tools completely sellable! Man, good work!


I am amazed how well the dust collection worked. With  my old sled I would get sick feeling  from all the walnut dust. Not so with  this one. This is supposed  to just be a learning step for the next one I had planned.  I want to make one that is adjustable to be able to run on mill rails from 20 to 36 inches wide with simple belt anchors that clamp to the rails. If things get better  I will but for now I will be happy to just have this.  It's  amazing what can be made with a couple parts from Amazon. 
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Re: Starting To Build A New Router Sled
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2022, 09:19:23 PM »
Great video and a high quality build.  I'm going to refer back to it when I start building one.
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« Reply #62 on: April 16, 2022, 07:33:17 AM »
Great video and a high quality build.  I'm going to refer back to it when I start building one.
Start a thread when you build yours. Having controlled feed really  gives a beautiful finish.  Now to try that cutter with epoxy fills.   
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Re: Starting To Build A New Router Sled
« Reply #63 on: April 18, 2022, 10:01:57 AM »
Do you think that dust collector could be fitted to a manual sled? I'll have to look more closely at it to see why that wouldn't work... 

And, does it bother you to not see the router bit as it cuts?
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Re: Starting To Build A New Router Sled
« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2022, 02:31:08 PM »
Do you think that dust collector could be fitted to a manual sled? I'll have to look more closely at it to see why that wouldn't work...

And, does it bother you to not see the router bit as it cuts?
You can do it but a router moves a lot of air downward making it hard to collect the real fine stuff. I would  rather not see dust in the air then see the bit.  

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« Reply #65 on: September 05, 2022, 08:52:39 PM »
Well finally made a space in the shop and finished it up. Cheated and bought a clearance butcher block top and cheap metal legs for it. The final video.
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