This slab flattening sled is a jig that uses your router to flatten slabs on your workbench. This is especially useful when you don't have a planer wide enough for your piece or a CNC machine.
(1) 3’ x 2’ x ¾” plywood (4) 3" bolt (8) washers (4) nuts (4) Low Profile Casters -Fixed Base Router -1.5” bottom cleaning router bit -Drill bit large enough for the bolts to fit through
Download the Free PDF plans found on TheAccentPiece.com. Search "Flattening Sled"
Using the provided plans as a guide, cut your plywood pieces to size.
You will use a bottom cleaning router bit to flatten the slabs using this jig.
Using the provided plans, assemble the router flattening sled according to the plans and modified to fit your workbench, if needed.
Place the slab on the workbench. Apply shims if necessary to make sure it isn't wobbly. Put the sled over the slab.
Use all the necessary safety equipment (protect your eyes, ears, and lungs!) and sweep back and forth over the slab. Make multiple shallow passes until the slab is flat.