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    Router Sled/Slab Leveler

    I've wanted to make one of these since I saw the Offerman jig on the Fine Woodworking site and John Daugherty made his 3yrs ago. I put it together this past weekend and tried it out on an 20"x11" elm slab I had cut about 2yrs ago. Works like a charm! My Skil 2.24HP router seems to be holding up just fine with the 1.5" bottom cleaning bit I got from Amazon. I have another elm slab just like this one and 2 larger ones. Hope to have enough for 2 side tables eventually. Then I have 6 or so more slabs in the same size range to get to when I can. They are mix of oak, maple and walnut.
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    Pretty slick, Jeff!

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    There you go! Nice job!
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    Looks good, Jeff.
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    What are the holes for? Are they for dowels for supporting thinner slices?

    Sometimes I have been surprised we don't call these router winding strips.

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    Thanks guys!

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    Looks useful.
    Would you please post a pic of the mounting for the router?

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