Jointer sled / straight cut jig / table saw sled

Jointer sled / straight cut jig / table saw sled

UPDATE TO THE OVERHANG QUESTIONS – https://youtu.be/otnHklOdwtk

Start square, end square right? Well this sled will allow you to create one straight edge on any board to reference from to make the rest of the lumber you’re working with square. WITHOUT using a jointer!

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50 Comments

  1. Quan Nguyen on January 20, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Can someone explain the overhang bit again?
    Why not make the top piece perfectly flush with the manufactured straight edge on the bottom piece? And save time having to trim it?



  2. Chris Ryan on January 20, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Thanks for the video! It was helpful but my issue is, when using this style of jig if it doesn’t fit firm between the fence and the blade (like in your example) then the cut isn’t always straight. Gaps occur when making panels for furniture. An example is, If the cut requires the distance between the blade and fence to be 12" but the jig/sled is only 10′ wide, then it becomes more difficult to get a really straight cut, in place of a jointer, because the whole jig can come off the fence a bit if you’r not careful. It really helps to have a second person on the out-feed side to help maintain a straight cut. My jig is about 25 lbs and I cutting pieces of 5/4"x5" – 5/4"x10" in pieces 5′ -9′. although the weight can be helpful and the clamps are reassuring, it is a bit of a big machine to work with. I’m sure one can refine their technique with practice, but for me, It’s a ONE and DONE kind of job. Cheers to Walkers video though, I’m sure it’s been helpful for many woodworkers.



  3. djtblizzle on January 20, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    What do you do if the board you’re cutting is thicker than the height of the hold down clamps? Make a new jig?



  4. Scotty Drake on January 20, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Someone (maybe me?) should point out that you can use that as a tapering jig, too. I use mine all the time for that purpose.



  5. nic acton on January 20, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks for the video. Is the sled 48” long?



  6. Scrapple on January 20, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    If you have a wider board do you just move the rip fence back in order to accommodate it



  7. Michael Althauser on January 20, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Similar sort of jig works as a track sled for a circular saw, right?



  8. Pickin n Grinnin on January 20, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Awesome, I’m fixing to go build this thanks!



  9. FNBerg744 on January 20, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    I straightened many reclaimed oak and cypress 2x4s damn near perfectly w this .



  10. fireworxz on January 20, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks



  11. Dustin Chouinard on January 20, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    I am really upset and out some money considering a 3/4” 4×8 sheet of plywood is 65 dollars had he explained one thing in particular and a few other things it would be fine but he assumes everyone is a carpenter, which I am not so this is my 6th attempt at these jigs they either are 1/16” off or eventually just get damages somewhere. I even went as far as trying to put every wood protectant I could on the straight edge side but this guy only focused on the outside not the inside straight edge thanks for the 120 dollar loose



  12. Paul Shelbourne on January 20, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Ive been trying to find an affordable jointer and rearrange my shop to fit one. It’s been a process that’s created two things, arguments with my wife because I’m so pending more money and stress because I don’t really have the room for it. Thank you so much!



  13. Linda Martin on January 20, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Great project. Just for info… I sure rather hear rain on a roof than music playing over you.



  14. Ben Carranza on January 20, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    This is THE best and simplest jointing jig I’ve found. Thanks so much for sharing



  15. FreeSoftware on January 20, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    03:58 Now everyone hold back from making any stupid jokes.



  16. Shaun Backer on January 20, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you!



  17. Diego Rosmar on January 20, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    At first i didn’t understand how this would be different from supporting the wood against the fence. Then it finally ring to me: "the scrap walnut isn’t straight ON EITHER SIDE"! This is fantastic



  18. Bigfish8 Askew on January 20, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you so much for making this video! I do not have the space for a jointer and after watching I believe you have eliminated my need for one. Thanks again!



  19. dafontenot on January 20, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    What’s the point of having a truck if you can’t haul a sheet of plywood?



  20. Eric Verbryke on January 20, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    That’s cool but what if you have a board that is more narrow than the bottom piece of your jig



  21. Don Trump on January 20, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Great video. I just stumbled into this one and subscribed. BTW, please don’t apologize for the rain. I live in Arizona and the sound of rain is rare. I was nice to hear it. Jealous.



  22. Child of Light of The Most High on January 20, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Completed Mine Yesterday.

    Thank You!!!



  23. philip coulson on January 20, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Showing your mistake earned a sub! I appreciate it as I tend to make mistakes like that when I’m trying to do a "quick project"



  24. Loren Elkin on January 20, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Hats off to showing your mistake, good video.



  25. F C on January 21, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Nothing like adding that last screw followed by the immediate oh shit lol… been there, done that.



  26. William Fry on January 21, 2022 at 12:02 am

    good tip on getting the edges parallel. And how do I know this?



  27. Sean on January 21, 2022 at 12:03 am

    I’m not sure if this is a dumb question or not, but can someone tell me why the overhang is important? If I lined up the boards with a square, would I need to trim the clamp side edge still?



  28. Martin Weiser on January 21, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Yes, I see why the clamps are in the wrong spot. Yes, I too do that kind of thing too often to want to remember.



  29. Bram de Win on January 21, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Could you use this to square 2x4s and 2x6s as well?



  30. Kevin O'Neill on January 21, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Love that overbuild Thanks building that strait cut sled today 😉



  31. armand carrera on January 21, 2022 at 12:06 am

    how far is the overhang? and im assuming the overhang has to the same on each end?



  32. Jonathan Reno on January 21, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Can you rip 2x material with this?(or do i need bigger toggle clamps)



  33. DIY in Alaska on January 21, 2022 at 12:09 am

    I have seen other videos doing the same thing but yours is the best for sure. Nice filming, new subscriber.



  34. MrAmoney416 on January 21, 2022 at 12:09 am

    So the next step would just be to run both faces through a thickness planer for perfectly square lumber?



  35. Lan on January 21, 2022 at 12:13 am

    that’s a nice board



  36. Ryan Storrs on January 21, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Wonder if you or anyone else has had any issues with kickback on this jig? My question is with the jig sitting up off the table the width of the plywood, I’d probably use 1/2", that cut piece has the possibility to fall and catch the blade and kick back I would think?



  37. glw40 on January 21, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Sorry for yet another question about overhang piece. New at this and getting lost. I have a 2’x4’x3/4” piece of plywood I purchased a month ago from HD. As a start, I place the 48” side against my fence and trim off a 6” strip. Do I use the newly cut side of the 6” piece as my overhang facing the fence or does that become the side away from the fence? Why can’t I grasp this ? Thank you in advance for your response.



  38. Walkers Woodworks on January 21, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Be sure to check out my website for other Projects, Blog posts, Plans and Tools I use! Walkersww.com



  39. Pete Mycek on January 21, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Real good video.



  40. Charley Rich on January 21, 2022 at 12:22 am

    I tried this method, but to save time, I started using a long 2”x8’ piece of aluminum against my fence. Works great and saves time. I have over a hundred reclaimed fence pickets to straighten for craft projects



  41. Cathyd on January 21, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Thank you for showing mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes and seeing those mistakes help build confidence in beginner woodworkers. ☮️



  42. Mats Näs on January 21, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Please help out a wanna-be-home-wood-worker trying to get a grip on the different workshop machines, isn’t a jointer supposed to get 2 sides straight, e.g. one "side" and bottom? So that you then can put the piece in the planer to get the top and bottom faces parallel (and then finally get the last side parallell with the table saw fence)?



  43. Patrick Mazzei on January 21, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Would you mind explaining the slight overhand again to avoid the bevel? I had a hard time see what you were talking about. Tks



  44. Daniel Emanuele on January 21, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Thanks for making this video. Been meaning to make this sled for awhile. I banged it out in a half hour and squared up some live-edge walnut. Thanks for including your mistake too. We all make them!



  45. Walkers Woodworks on January 21, 2022 at 12:27 am

    HERE IS THE ANSWER TO THE OVERHAND QUESTIONS! 🙂 – https://youtu.be/otnHklOdwtk

    Also check out my website for other Projects, Blog posts, Plans and Tools I use. – https://www.walkersww.com/



  46. hojo70 on January 21, 2022 at 12:28 am

    This method might take a bow out of the edges but won’t help you if you have a twist, cup, or bow on top face



  47. B. L. Mann on January 21, 2022 at 12:30 am

    If you scooted your fence over, the could you still cut the straight line with the walnut floating?



  48. whomadethatsaltysoup on January 21, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Excellent! Nice, straight forward jig. Thank you for taking the time to share! And, I’m glad I’m not the only one who drops the ball from time to time. 👍



  49. Alan Walker on January 21, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Thanks some and elegant



  50. James Jordan on January 21, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Thats a terrible jig, it only allows you to square/joint one size beings everything is stationary….unless you intend on making a butt load of 1x4s by 4′