Step 10: Sled Handle Part 1

To make part 1 of the handle that will be fixed above the back board I used 2, 45x90’s glued, doweled and
Join them, you can join them any way you like.

The size I’m trying to get is 8 1/2 x 6 ½.
This block will give extra support to the rear fence now it is cut
I added some dowels to the job but it’s an optional extra. I’m prone to dropping things, the added support will help.

Mark your centre of your board width wise, this will align up with the centre line on your sled and also the centre line on your rear fence where the blade cut. While it is not essential to do, it will look more esthetic.

Give your job a serious sand, if you like that type of finish or leave it rough it’s all your choice.

I started with 60 grit then -80 – 120 -180 – 240 then a piece of very old 240 with a buildup of stuck wood to its surface, this give a nice polish to the finish.

As you can see I’ve gone overboard with screw holes but that’s just me.

Four would be fine.

The two single holes are to join an additional piece with dowel, making the top of the handle

I need short screws, but long enough to do the job, which I did not have, so I gave each a fairly deep countersink hole for the head of the screw. The four main screws, I used roof batten screws.


This is a good instructable about a better job. But it lacks a good introduction. Think that there are many (<strong>many!</strong>) instructables followers as me: we can read English, but don't speak it. Therefore, we must do an additional effort to understand. Therefore, <strong>we need an abstract, and that abstract is the intro.</strong>
sure thing.<br><br>all done
OK, now it is far better! Thanks.
Nice project. Finished project looks great - thanks for the detailed information.<br><br> As a woodworker also, I'll have to make one of these when I get back to my shop - looks like it would be very hand and increase the safety factor of running my saw without the guard on.<br><br>Difficult 'ible to read thru, though, and I had to read thru 90% to see what you were creating - only did so because I love woodworking also. <br>An overview on the first step would be very useful, and there are too many fonts / colors there in the 'ible for me to read thru.<br><br>Thanks again for the plan modifications, I look forward to making my own!
I agree.<br>All changed <br>Thanks for the help.<br>If you are right into the safety issues, you can make an extra box under the handle behind the fence to keep the blade from protruding and becoming a danger. A top and two sides is all it needs. I have thought of adding it myself after using the sled. <br>Seeing the blade pop out behind the sled under my fingers is very unnerving.<br>Cheers<br>Broken Board<br>
G'Day Mate<br><br>Thanks for the feed back.<br><br>I have changed all the text to Arial 9 and black from the mixture of calibri 12 and all sorts.<br><br>I type the instructable in word then paist it in to create instructable. when i make corrections while making the instructable the system adds them in calibri 12. but its all done now. i will keep an eye on it for the next one.<br><br>i have also added a short intro stating what it is and what it is disigned to do.<br><br>cheers guys
Great job on the sled... I like it... though, I would opt for a more stable material for the main sled board... Construction grade plywood warps and bows. instead maybe use MD F of Baltic birch... I hated even point this out on this Awesomely done Instructable... you really did a great job... on both sides... Keep them coming,...

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