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hi everyone simple question i was looking into a coping sled for the router table does anyone know of a good deal on one or know of a website that can help you make one yourself.any help would be good.
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Hi delirous26

They are easy to make BUT most of the ones you see plans don't work well

Let me explain why they don't work well,,, in order to do a coping cut you must put the Fence on the same type of stock that the sled is made out of in order to get the ( bits) to work right...
Lets say you make your sled out of 1/4" plastic, you should put the 1/4" plastic under the fence as well,,, this will set the bit height for you in a way...

Once you have the strip of plastic screw to the bottom of the fence, now your sled will be at the same height as the bottom of the fence,,,, once your done with the coping bit your set to make the pattern pass on the other parts....all you need to do is put in the pattern bit drop the bit down so it lines up with the coping cut you just did on the other parts of the frame..

Once you have it set lock it down and run your pattern cut and your parts they should come right out on the button...

The sled you can make with some 1/4" MDF or 1/4" plastic and one or two hold down quick clamps you can get from Rockler and many other outlets.

They make many kinds of toggle clamps here a link to some of them.
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...oggle%20clamps
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?O...Select=Details
The one I like is the Rockler #20738 Heavy Duty Lever Clamp, it will let you do just about all from 3/8" to
1 3/8" thick stock....

Note Don't use the screws they come with to hold them in place use flat head screws with nuts,,, to hold them to the 1/4" stock..

If you need any help how to make a siimple sled just ask and I will post a quick drawing of one...

Here's a link to the one that Oak Park sells,,, note the sled and the plastic under the fence...

http://us.oak-park.com/catalogue.html?list=RTS-RPS-



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Good info Bj! Thanks!

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Thanks Corey

Bob and Rick have it down right, the old pro. knows how to use the router table.....I just watch and learn...

Many ways to get this type of job done but this is one of the easy ways..
But it takes a jig/sled like Oak-Park sells



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Hi: I would reccomend the sled made by Infinity tools. The bottom plate is solid aluminum, about 5/16ths thick. It won't bed when you clamp something to it.
I think they are charging 99 dolars for it. Woodnut65
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Hi delirous26

I should have asked if you wanted to see a snapshot of the Oak-Park jig or to say a copy cat copy of the I made and use..

You will find out I like to take snapshots and post them , alot LOL

SO if you do just ask and it will be done ...

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Hi BJ
If you find the time, I would like to see the sled you made. I find there is always something to learn.
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Hi Doyle

Here's a snapshot or two of the copy cat sled..

I have some BIG panel bits ( 3 5/8" OD )that's way you see the 4 1/4" ID hole in the center and I use it on almost of the router tables...


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If you find the time, I would like to see the sled you made. I find there is always something to learn.
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Thanks for the reply and the photos of the sled.
After all these years, it was not until I saw your dust collection ring on your router jigs that it occurred to me how to do that.
Thanks BJ.
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Hi Doyle and you'er welcome


Safety Pin Jig

The jig works great for many jobs when you don't need the fence
Plus it can put in place quick with 2ea. small 1/4-20 holes and screw knobs and it works on all router table plates..

Just a note**** the safety pin snapshots got put in by error by me but I think I will just let them be...it's a neat jig that may can make easy and use...by many... I think....

more snapshots of the safety pin & vac. pickup,see URL below
http://www.routerforums.com/52092-post7.html
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Thanks for the reply and the photos of the sled.
After all these years, it was not until I saw your dust collection ring on your router jigs that it occurred to me how to do that.
Thanks BJ.
Take care
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