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Blog entry by DrewM posted 05-29-2012 07:21 PM 3309 reads 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a quick video that provides an overview of the features of my crosscut sled. Thanks for watching.

-- Drew, Delaware



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John Obelenus

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#1 posted 05-29-2012 07:59 PM

Like the anti tipping setup – that is a major PIA when working with wide parts…..Nice job

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 05-29-2012 08:49 PM

Very well done.

My TS doesn’t have t-slot miter gauge slots but your stabilizers make me wish it did.

Thanks for sharing. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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meikou

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#3 posted 05-29-2012 11:36 PM

+ 1 to what Len said

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 12:33 AM

Excellent job! Welll thought out design, yet you kept it simple….. I like that.

Very nice job on the vid also!

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#5 posted 05-30-2012 12:47 AM

Nice job. Like the anti tipping idea.

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 01:59 AM

Very nice idea on the anti tipping, if you don’t have any maple that thin, you can always use small steel strips maybe?

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DrewM

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#7 posted 05-30-2012 02:05 AM

Thanks for all the compliments. Jeremy, I suppose steel would work however it was easier for me to cut and shape the small maple pieces from scraps I had.

-- Drew, Delaware

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#8 posted 05-30-2012 02:27 AM

Nice job! Love the design, especially the anti tip feature. Also like the top and rear blade guards. Looks like you have thought of just about everything. Thanks for sharing.

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kiefer

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#9 posted 05-30-2012 03:31 AM

Nice sled build and I like the top and blade guard .
On a mitre sled I build I used a piece of aluminum flat stock and it works great ,I installed it near the centre that way it supports the sled on front and back ,also made the sled easier to place in the mitre slot .
I hope you have plans for stop blocks, they sure come in handy.
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Kiefer

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DrewM

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#10 posted 05-30-2012 03:56 AM

kiefer, I have a few stop blocks and hold downs I use on this sled. I didn’t think they were that interesting and decided to not include them in the video. I see your point about putting the anti-tip piece in the center of the runner, with my setup my workbench/out feed table is at the same height as the bottom of my miter slots so the sled rides perfectly off the back edge of the saw.

-- Drew, Delaware

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 05-31-2012 01:35 AM

The anti-tip is a great idea. I think I may be able to attach thin washers to mine and accomplish the same end. I worry about the wooden strip binding or breaking off the thin edges. Maybe I’m overthinking this .

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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steliart

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#12 posted 06-03-2012 07:31 PM

Nice sled with some cool features, thanks for sharing

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WoodNDust

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#13 posted 09-28-2012 03:11 AM

Very nice sled! I like the strips of maple to prevent tipping. Also, your sled seems like it slides smoothly and doesn’t rock side-to-side. How much do you charge and where to order? ;)

Your video quality is good. I’d love to see a how to video for making this just because I’d think you’d do a great job with it and it would be fun to watch!

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DrewM

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#14 posted 09-29-2012 12:04 AM

Thanks for the compliment WoodNDust, maybe one day I can start making some more videos

-- Drew, Delaware

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CanuckMike

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#15 posted 01-25-2014 03:51 AM

Great sled, I’ll definitely incorporate some of your design ideas blade guard, back blade guard. I also don’t have the T track but if I did I would definitely incorporate your anti-tip idea. In stead I’ll have to use a roller stand or something.

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