Made with the Laser Engraver...

I had a need to cut multiple dowels and didn't have access to the table saw right away.

I drew a simple sled - a foundation design for more enhancements and sizes - which I could burn and assemble with glue.

I built this at TechShop San Jose - www.techshop.ws

Step 1: Hello MDF, My Old Friend...

It's made from 1/4" MDF - one of my favorites for laser cutting and assembling.  Great for Jigs! Cheap!

The height of the fence is 1/4" in this case - this was enough to address the 1/4" dowels I needed to cut.  I can easily upgrade this to a higher fence/sled for larger stock - 1/2" dowels, for example.

Very interesting! Dumb question: I don't get the black markers........are those just measurement markers??
I used a bunch of them just to assure alignment between the runner, sled base, and fence. <br><br>Often, folks will cut the end of the sled off and I wanted to make sure there were still plenty of tenons left if this was done.<br><br>
Hiya.<br><br>When the laser cuts through the MDF, it burns the wood. The dark 'markers' are the tenons that are cut out.<br><br>The MDF is 1/4&quot;, and the tenon width is 1/2&quot;. I turn them on their sides to insert them between the sled base and fence.<br><br>Make sense? If not, I'll make sure to show assembly details next time.
This is a good idea, are you willing to share your vector file with your post?
Okay. I've added the vector file now...
Oops! Will do that a bit later today. <br>
It looks great but you can clamp a scrap board to the saw's miter guide for the same effect and you get the added bonus of angle adjustment.
(psst... spiderham... I get a free class every time I write an Instructable... Don't tell anyone...)

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