Coping Sled in Wood Mag

I saw a coping sled plan that was part of a Wood Mag article Mar 2011 article "How to Build Cabinets the Quick-an-Easy Way". Not a very good article in my opinion, at least not good cabinet design but there was a really nice looking coping sled design where you make a set of channels for the sled to ride in.
One concern is it adds 3/4" height to the table so the bit needs to be chucked up a little higher or you really need to top out the lift.
Has anyone built this or something like it? Does it work well?
I think I'll make one modification. They have a clamp holding down on the stock and I think I'll make a clamping mechanisim that pushes the stack back into the backer. I have had end copes twist out and it could be really ugly at worst and just crap the part at best. My current sled has a wideblock that I slide into the stock and lock down.
My current sled requires me to keep it pushed to the fence. This design seems much better.
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pushing to the fence is good. you can pull it away if something goes wrong. Not if it is in the channel.
My sled is using 1/4 tempered hardboard. I have destaco clamps, a handle at a skew, a nob in the front.
I can gang boards, or single them. My 1/4 doesn't require too much increase in height, but provides enough support to clamp down.
free your sled...
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