Avoid these 7 common mistakes when using a router sled to flatten a live edge slab. There are many different designs of router sleds out there, but here I show you a simple design that will work every time. The best part is you can just build it out of plywood scraps from around your shop! You don’t need a fancy or expensive router sled to be able to get great results and end up with nice even slab surface.
Tools used in my shop:
Ridgid Spindle Sander: https://homedepot.sjv.io/vd1Ej
Ridgid Router 2.5hp https://homedepot.sjv.io/MeoRo
Husky 30gal Air Compressor: https://homedepot.sjv.io/mdro1
Dewalt 13in Thickness Planer: https://homedepot.sjv.io/LkoRY
Worksharp 3000: https://amzn.to/2UM88qs
Dewalt 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw: https://amzn.to/2UWVRiR
Jet Jointer JJ-6CSX: https://amzn.to/2UwVywd
Jet Mortiser: https://amzn.to/2QXtFLA
Dewalt 20V Drill Driver Combo: https://amzn.to/2JBEwXy
Dewalt Random Orbital Sander: https://amzn.to/2R5qP7t
Hegner Multi Max 18 Scroll Saw: https://amzn.to/34hF5iV
Portable Belt Sander: https://homedepot.sjv.io/XBEK3
2hp Dust Collector: https://amzn.to/2VbkKHV
Workshop Vac: https://amzn.to/3bF7ul6
Polyurethane mallet: https://amzn.to/3bVgl2z
Ridgid 12V Drill Driver Combo: https://homedepot.sjv.io/7gKK5
Hudson Shop Apron: https://amzn.to/2R5oSIb
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I am an engineer by day and a woodworker by night… usually after the kids are in bed and before the neighbors call the cops!
I have a passion for building things out of wood and all things woodworking. I am always looking for new projects that look fun and challenging. My woodworking inspiration comes from my kids, my wife, and the forests around my house. I consider myself a serious hobbyist and I hope you can learn something and get inspired from the projects and mistakes that I make. I will also show you how I organize and work in my small shop in 1 bay of my garage. I will share videos of my past, current, and future woodworking projects with the goal of getting you out in the shop making sawdust!
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