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-
Originally Posted by delirous26
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.