Spindle sled

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Spindle sled

Postby Doug » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:03 pm

As mentioned in another thread I`ve had a go at making a sled for the spindle.

As I haven`t a miter slot the sled will have to run against the fence so with this in mind I realised the base will get cut & so wont last long before it needs replacing.

I wanted a means of securing the workpiece to the sled so as this is a prototype I bought a cheap set of £5 clamps from Screwfix.

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I cut the ends off & drill holes in the ends of the bar for spring pins.

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Having got rid of my RAS I re-used the Oak fence from it as a back stop for the sled, chiseling holes in it for the clamp bars to fit through.

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Holes where then chiseled in the base to house the spring pins.

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The back stop was then fixed to the 18mm MDF base, this was drilled & fixed with bolts so the base can be easily replaced.

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The sled in use (guards removed for photographic purposes :P ) I screwed a sacrificial fence to the Oak to prevent breakout.
Whilst it worked well, I would be interested it others opinions, particularly any ideas on improving it, as I`ve said it`s only a prototype.

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The bolts will be cut shorter :lol:

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Re: Spindle sled

Postby karl » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:47 pm

I've got to make something similair for use with my tenon blocks on the spindle. I've been trying to do a search as I seem to recall seeing something similair on either here or UKW in the past, but I can't seem to find it.

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Re: Spindle sled

Postby Doug » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:07 pm

karl wrote:I've got to make something similair for use with my tenon blocks on the spindle. I've been trying to do a search as I seem to recall seeing something similair on either here or UKW in the past, but I can't seem to find it.

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I couldn`t find anything when I searched Karl.

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Re: Spindle sled

Postby karl » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:19 pm

I've been wondering whether something like this could be modified to fit my spindle. Sedgwick want £700 plus for one of their tables.

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Might give Axi a ring to see if one of their technical guys can cast any light on it.

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