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Thread: New coping sled, thanks Bessy

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    New coping sled, thanks Bessy

    well i have had this in the works in my head for some time and got some spare time to finish it. it has a 1/4" aluminum plate base with oak attached to anchor the Bessy clamps, which were made for this application i have a project that needed wide rails and i didnt want to have them rotate or flex up on me and i also didnt want to pay for the manufactured ones. so i set out to make this sled to do what i needed..
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    i put psa sandpaper down to help grip on the alum.
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    just slide the stock in under the guide rail, which will accept 5/4 stock
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    put the sled on the router table next to the fence and and push the scrap & good stock to the Router table fence, and tighten clamps
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    guide rail is your reference point, dont need a mitre slot.
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    and i have room for a 6" wide rail
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    Nice setup. Oughtta work as well - or better - than most of the commercial rigs.

    BTW, was this why (with the ¼" thick base) you needed the extra height with the M12V?
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    There's been a few times I could've used help in coping
    Looks quite useful Larry!
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    Nice jig! I love to build jigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Nice setup. Oughtta work as well - or better - than most of the commercial rigs.

    BTW, was this why (with the ¼" thick base) you needed the extra height with the M12V?
    it did have some to do with it jim but the main reason for the 1/4" base was the strength, the old one was 1/4" hardboard
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    Larry, you should hang an empty picture frame on the wall. Somewhere on the wall, within the picture frame, you should install a 3/8" peg.

    Then when you are not using the sled, you can hang it there. Vola' custom art work!

    Enjoy,

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    Looks like a nice solid jig Larry.
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    Looks better than the store bought ones Larry. Great idea
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    You gotta love those auto-adjust holddowns for a job like that. Great looking jig Larry. It should serve you well.
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    Very well done. I would guess this is better than having a runner on the bottom and the jig follwing the track in the router table. THis way the fence is the master of the setting once dialed in or do i have it wrong?

    What make of fence you got there Larry?
    cheers

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