Step 3. Using the slab flattening mill is as easy as sliding your router across the slab and back moving over a little less than the width of your cutter and repeating until you re done.
Add 1 32 to this measurement to allow just enough room to prevent binding when the router moves across the sled.
Router planing sled plans. Slab flattening router jig plans. Step 2 no flex. Measure your wood slabs maximum width and length.
So i wanted to. Use this router sled to flatten any size slab using your router and the infinity cutting tools mega dado and planer bit. If you are familiar with woodworks then you.
If you don t have the money or space for a large planer a router flattening sled is a great option for you to be able to plane large slabs without having to spend too much money to make this. In this video i make super fast and simple router flattening sled for a combo build with mike montgomery from modern builds. It works best with a variable speed router of 2 horsepower or more.
Figure out the maximum thickness of the slab. Now find the maximum thickness. For the big ol slabs step 1 router base guide.
You ll get done sooner if you stick to a large diameter spoil board style bit. The router sled needs to be very straight and stiff this is to prevent any bowing in the wood which can make low spots when planing. Plane your wood slabs with a planing sled that you build step 1.
I made mine 3 high. This is definitely one of the easiest builds i ve completed but with one of the biggest. Next cut out the sled sides.
Start with your wood slabs. 9 homemade router sled plans you can diy easily 1 diy router sled for big slabs this is probably one of the easiest diy. 2 diy router sled using plywood this plan outlines the steps you need to take to build a router sled using plywood.
Diy router sled tutorial. Most of the wood that i level out with a router sled i plane down to around 1 to 1 inches thick so using sections of 2 4 s as the bases for the sled works fine but if i m leveling a larger slab of wood that i want to be thicker i simply attach the rails to thicker bases such as 3 4 or 4 4 blocks of wood. To cut the bottom of the sled use your router s base to set the width of the cut.
Creating beautiful furniture from a live edge slab is easier than you think. The router sled needs to be wide enough to slide on the rails without falling off so pick a scrap of wood that is wider than you need and trim it to size after you ve made the sled. Plywood is a great choice for a sled as the cross lamination of the wood grain mean that it s dimensionally stable and there s usually plenty of scrap plywood around.
These wood slabs are on the smallish side. When making your passes over the material the last thing you want to have is flex in the middle to. At the drill press drill two 1 1 2 holes at either end of the sled bottom.