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Old 05-28-2017, 09:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Perfect sled. Thanks for posting.
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Nice job on the sled... you have some great ideas
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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I know this thread is about one year old now but I am wondering how you get a consistent distance for a segmented cut.

Example:

1. I want to start a 45 cut 2" up from the bottom of the blank. How do I know where the cut will begin? If there was a stop block, I would just bottom out the blank, lock it down, and make the cut.

2. I will then glue a piece of thin material on the 45 cut then trim the excess off. (side note: I am not sure how I would trim off the excess material with this sled.)

3. I then rotate the blank 180 to make the same 45 cut on the opposite side. There is no stop block to make sure I am exactly 2" up as on the opposite side.

Is this process not possible with this sled design or am I missing something?

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Old 05-20-2018, 07:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for that question, Gary. It can be done by using a stop block attached with double sided tape, or with pencil marks on the blank, but I've since found that it's rather kludgy. This was version 1.0 and engineered "on the fly". I now use this sled only for cross cutting, and another sled for angled cuts. I'm working on version 3 in my search for the "perfect" sled...
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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I know this thread is about one year old now but I am wondering how you get a consistent distance for a segmented cut.

Example:

1. I want to start a 45 cut 2" up from the bottom of the blank. How do I know where the cut will begin? If there was a stop block, I would just bottom out the blank, lock it down, and make the cut.

2. I will then glue a piece of thin material on the 45 cut then trim the excess off. (side note: I am not sure how I would trim off the excess material with this sled.)

3. I then rotate the blank 180 to make the same 45 cut on the opposite side. There is no stop block to make sure I am exactly 2" up as on the opposite side.

Is this process not possible with this sled design or am I missing something?

You are better off making specific jigs for the angle you want and make adjustable from there. such as this jig.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:52 AM   #16 (permalink)
 
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I have limited space in my garage/shop, and I really love your design. It will save me a lot of space by eliminating some of my other jigs. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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