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Looking for plans for a router table sled
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Hi Ho John: I assume what you want is a Cope Cutting Sled. There are several commercial units available from about $60 to $120, but there are plans in the July 2009 issue of Wood Magazine for building your own on pg. 32. I haven't tried this, but there is a note that says more FREE plans at woodmagazine.com/freeplans. If you can't get the magazine or plans from the web give me a shout and I'll get them to you one way or another.

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Hi Ho: Well, I'll try again (I think my reply got lost). I assume you want a Cope Cutting Sled. You can buy commercial units from about $45 to $120, but if you want to build your own there are plans in the July 2009 issue of Wood Magazine, pg. 32. Try the web site woodmagazine.com/freeplans. If this doesn't work, or you can't get the magazine, let me know and I'll get them to you one way or another.

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Hi Ho: Whoops, I just noticed the web rules require moderator approval, so I guess you will get two posts plus this one if all are approved.

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Hi Ho John: I assume what you want is a Cope Cutting Sled. There are several commercial units available from about $60 to $120.....
- lots of information on this site too. Do a quick search on coping sleds and you get quite a few posts with pictures and discussions.

- I shamelessly made mine just like the Rockler sled with a handle/clamp and knob from Woodcraft some MDF and a few bolts and screws from the 'mystery can' on the workbench.

- it works a treat too. Build one, you will be glad you did.


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- lots of information on this site too. Do a quick search on coping sleds and you get quite a few posts with pictures and discussions.

- I shamelessly made mine just like the Rockler sled with a handle/clamp and knob from Woodcraft some MDF and a few bolts and screws from the 'mystery can' on the workbench.

- it works a treat too. Build one, you will be glad you did.


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Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to do something very similiar. Problem is I'm working with a vertical panel bit and can't - or don't have any more adjustment on the router to clear a 1/2" mdf. I'm using a plunge router on my Craftsman Industrial Router Table. This doesn't seem to be a good setup since it's almost impossible to set the bit height correctly -- and easily. Looks like I'm going to have to shop around for a routerr and table that will be easier to work with.
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Hi John

If you're working with vertical panel bits you don't need a sled you just need to make a quick jig to do it safe and easy like below

But if you want to have and use a coping sled make the base out of 1/4" thick plastic ..

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Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to do something very similiar. Problem is I'm working with a vertical panel bit and can't - or don't have any more adjustment on the router to clear a 1/2" mdf. I'm using a plunge router on my Craftsman Industrial Router Table. This doesn't seem to be a good setup since it's almost impossible to set the bit height correctly -- and easily. Looks like I'm going to have to shop around for a routerr and table that will be easier to work with.


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Hi Ho John: I assume what you want is a Cope Cutting Sled. There are several commercial units available from about $60 to $120, but there are plans in the July 2009 issue of Wood Magazine for building your own on pg. 32. I haven't tried this, but there is a note that says more FREE plans at woodmagazine.com/freeplans. If you can't get the magazine or plans from the web give me a shout and I'll get them to you one way or another.

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I'll let you know. Thanks again. John
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