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There's been some discussion on router planing using a sled.. I made this one, then adjusted it.. I found that I was very limited in the width of stock that I could work with when I had the router mounted in the middle of the sled, so I made a mounting plate that would move the router over 3 1/2" from center.. This way I'm able to work on a full 12" piece of wood..
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Very nice Mike. That's a good mod. Have you been able to try it out yet? Since there is a little more mass to it than the original design does it still slide around easily? Thanks for posting the mods!

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Thanks guys..
Corey, I haven't used it since the mod, but it wasn't hard to use before..

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I will definitely give this version some consideration as I have the necessary items to make it I think. Nice job.

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Added a vacuum plate to the router cabinet.. It holds the wood down real nice so I don't have to mess with clamps.. I used a forstner bit to make 1 1/4" holes..
So far, I've only planed some small pieces of walnut.. Was able to get them to 1/8" and 3/16" thick.. Not sure what I'll use them for though..
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Very nice Mike, does it operate from the shop vac.? It sure does open up new opportunities for the ski set-up.

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Hi Mike

I have been holding back any comment until now,,, I wanted to see what it could do,,THAT'S great,,,I'm amazed ,,,,you have been holding back Mike
and the vac system you came up with looks great as well and looks like it works great also.

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I use the DC to make the vacuum.. I also cemented a piece of 220 grit sandpaper to the plate to help a bit more.. It certainly works better than what I had before, which was nothing..

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