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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings everyone.

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I have been woodworking for about 3 years or so. In that time I have found that I am often making needing to make panels for cabinets or other miscellaenous peices of furniture.

My typical practice is to mill my lumber, get it to "rough thickness", and then glue up the individual boards of the panel. After the glue is dried I knock off any dried glue with a chisel and, if the board is small enough, I run it through my 13 inch thickness planer to get to final thickness. My problem is with panels that will not fit in my planer. For those I take them to a lumber yard where they run them through a 36 inch thickness sander. They do a great job, but it's rather costly plus it's a 90 minute round trip.

I'd love to get a thickness sander of my own but that's not in the budget right now. So I wondered if any of you would be able to point me to an easy to make, router planer sled? My skills are very elementary so I probably can't make anything really elaborate just yet. Is there anything that maybe you used as your first sled that you wouldn't mind sharing the plans for? I have seen pictures of what appear to be a couple rails attached to a flat panel where the workpeice sits and them some type of shopmade carriage that carries the router.

I am brand new to this forum and have not yet explored all of its content so if there is even a link to a previous thread that you could point me to that would be extremely helpful.

I hope this all made sense.

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Hi Tom

Welcome to the forum.
You could try http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...-jig-sled.html There are photos by Soapdish that show his set up quite well.

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Hi Tom

If you have about 250.oo in your pocket Woodhaven has a very nice setup just for that type of job..about the same price as a so so golf club

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Thank you Bob. I actually did see that one when i did some google searches. I went to the Woodhaven site and it says it's no longer available and then I went to Amazon and it's no longer available there either. I will keep checking.

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Thank you Peter. I will check this out carefully
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No big deal just buy the parts and make your own
I'm sure one phone call and you can get it all done easy.
(800) 344-6657

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81w3G-KFq9L.pdf

Woodhaven : Router : Scarfing Sled
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You're giving this noob too much credit ....lol.........hmmmmm...is that the number for Woodhaven? So if I call and tell them I want to build it, they can tell me what parts to buy?

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Hi Tom

Just select the size you want on the PDF file and give them the model number that should do the trick..

Just a Note +++John a member of the forum has one with the router bit and likes his..

http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...aning-jig.html

http://www.routerforums.com/members/jschaben-27718.html

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Thanks for your help Bob. So it sounds like you would suggest this over trying to build something myself? I assume this would probably end up being far more accurate that what I would end up building.
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HI Tom

The Alum. rails is the key.
Yes they are very accurate, if it's worth doing it's worth doing it right or try to,
I should say I'm a cheap old SOB and I have 6 ski jigs but by using the rails they are dead on all the time ,I should say I made my set with the 80/20 stock and a HF router plate cheap SOB I am... LOL

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