This innovative kit provides the necessary hardware to build an inexpensive large-capacity router sled for flattening slabs. The assembled sled lets you pass your router back and forth in an XY-plane to consistently flatten an entire slab.
Combined with materials you supply, the kit offers an excellent option for milling live-edge tabletop slabs that are too large for a conventional thickness planer and jointer, or for projects using wood with difficult grain such as crotch wood, burls or knots. It includes a CNC-routed Baltic birch router carrier and a pair of trunnions, as well as U-bolts, hex nuts, washers and nylon wheels. The wheels strung onto U-bolts form the glide mechanisms that allow the router carrier to travel along the rails.
To build the router sled, you’ll need nominal 1 1/2" electrical metallic tubing (EMT), tools and a router with a suitable flattening bit. If you don’t already have a proper surface to support the jig, the instructions include an easy-to-follow plan for building a supporting frame with risers that can be adjusted to accommodate workpieces of varying thickness. See the Care and Use tab for the instructions and plan.
An affordable way to flatten slabs without buying a costly flattening mill.
Made in Canada.