in the process making these drawers I discovered a cheap alternative to buying an expensive coping sled here's a coping sled imagine referring to this is a Woodhaven coping so that's really nice I used it extensively for making these doors for for my kitchen project works great but for this project I found that it's it's not gonna work because I can only use it for my vertical coping passes and in this project half the pieces have to go through like this so I designed an alternative coping sled that works so well I almost regret that I that I spent the money I was on this wood Haven coping sled and I'll show you how to build one yourself it's cheap it's easy it'll save you another box all you're gonna need is some pieces of wood scraps of wood that are the same thickness miner exactly this is an exactly 1/2 inch which is exactly the same if I would otherwise never use scraps of this maple so what to do is it doesn't matter how thick this board is it's just got to be square one edge has to be square I just put it up against the fence of my router table here and there's your next flush and put this board on here then just line these three together just make sure all three of these are together everything is flush so it's square you want to check it with your square you can just to make sure everything's flush make sure you put your nail for power ways where you cut them some of this off as we go that's it there's your coping sled right there here's how it works okay I'm gonna run this to my table stop cut this out but basically you slide your piece in here you hold it like this or you hold it like this and make a pass like that and it works great and it gives you zero cleanup as well now after I'm done doing all my vertical or horizontal sorry cuts like this then I simply put this in my table saw cut this end off and now I'm ready to do all my vertical cuts as well holding it just like this and I'll demonstrate a few cuts free and show you how awesome this thing so I've completed all my horizontal cuts with this bit so you can see how it works so now I'm gonna go over and mitre saw the horizontal cut only shuts us down all the way what's up like this I like to clamp it great clean nice clean-cut there we got ourselves a nice nice lock minor joint chief Jade works great so anyways thanks for watching I'm sure about the first person that's come up with the jig like this but if you're contemplating dropping another box I'm one of those coping sleds you might want to consider something like this this is a cheap it's easy it does a great job that's the same job and even does a few things that the coping sled can't do like I showed you so I know this was helpful in your workshop thanks for watching

DIY Router Table Coping Sled
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33 thoughts on “DIY Router Table Coping Sled

  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Works like a champ for lock mitres in small pieces. I was going to buy a sled, not now. Totally safe while I was using it, I see no problem. Thank you Sir.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    I didn't even know what a coping sled was until a few minutes ago. I definitely need something…I hated making cross-cuts. But, dang when you were doing vertical I wondered if you were going to route your pinky.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Great stuff, thanks much.
    Peace of Lord Jesus upon you and yours

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    I think you can make it yourself, just loook and learn from woodprix .

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Very cool.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Very stupid not very safe

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Nice cheap way to skin a chicken.
    Simple fast and sets up off the table not a sled. so weather you use it or not it's the same adjustments, if your dealing with a 45 dgr lock miter bit that's a pain in the ass to setup you won't be wasting a lot of stock changing bit height.
    Great for someone without a power feeder.
    I'll add this is one time a taller fence would help.

    I was looking at the Woodpecker coping sled I almost bought one, I'd still like to have one but I'll save my money for wood or other tools I'd like to have.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Super jig and thank you very much. That will save me a lot not having to buy those pre-made jigs.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Ha, simple yet brilliant

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Simple. Fast. Effective. Love it. Thanks to this video, I made and used a sled like this yesterday with a lapped miter bit set for a custom TV center channel speaker cabinet I am making. It worked great! Thanks for sharing.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    outstanding and very helpful……will make this asap

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    extraordinary. very useful. thanks

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Good tip… thanks bud.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Wow! What was I thinking, obviously I wasn't. I am returning my $264 sled right now for a refund. I have plenty of wood laying around to make a sled. Thanks!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Just tried this today…much to my surprise it worked unbelievably great! My cuts came out perfect. Just saved me $100+ that I was going to spend on a sled.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Would you say your sled base is sacrificial as you change bits and thicknesses and work piece widths?
    Your vertical cut is impressive.
    Have you considered the use of a table slot on this jig?
    Nice job in the video.
    Nino

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    just ready to buy one now I don't half tothank you

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Why couldn't you use one end of the sled for the horizontal and the other for the vertical cuts?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    is this the 45 miter lock bit?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Tu travaille très bien

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    is only good for the lock mitre router bit or will it work with tongue and groove

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Thanks for posting!   Your jig is a good idea and will help me complete a project as well as a expensive commercial router sled.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Great simple tutorial, thanks for sharing!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Such an effective idea. Thanks for posting it

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Awesome! And all of that Festool… very jealous!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    This is really genious, great video – can you give som instructions on how to set up these special routerbits? I find them quite hard to adjust…

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Great video . . . thanks.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    excellent !.. thank you for posting. I was wondering how i was going to cut all my verticle drawer members for my toolchest .

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Great Job Thank You I was going to spent $100. The only think I'm going to add is miter slots for the horizontal cuts because I have them laying around… 🙂

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    subscribed. but i cant see everything on cellphone almost like periscope liked but it would be niced to use another format if possible.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    just saved me a hundred bucks!

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