Tool Builds: Shaper Sled

This tool build is for a shaper / router table tenoning or coping sled that features all metal construction and a pneumatic air cylinder for work holding. This jig is the result of hours of research and some ideas based on other jigs. I’ve put together this video and made some of the processes trimmed in order to keep the video shorter, but if you have any specific questions please feel free to leave a message in the comments section below or send me a message, I am here to help!

The goal with this project was to create a high end coping sled with readily available parts and little machinery to put it together, and to keep the cost under $200. Once I put together the final BOM I will have a better idea of a final number, but I suspect it is right around $150 if you build it as I have. I will also make any corrections to the drawings/bill of materials to reflect ideal fasteners and parts, while I used what I had in order to get some of the final assembly complete in a timely manor.

Drawings/BOM will be done in the next week or two, so please give me your feedback if you are interested in them so I can get an idea of how many people are interested.

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