Cross Cut Sled

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Blog entry by DylanC posted 01-04-2012 03:47 AM 1922 reads 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Along with assessing my tool inventory, I spent some time this holiday season making my first cross cut sled. After looking at LOTS of different designs with LOTS of different bells and whistles, I settled on Marc Spagnuolo’s (a.k.a. The Wood Whisperer’s) design from his video here. The video was a great help and I’m sure the basic sled will serve me well for quite a long time.

The base is 3/4” birch plywood, around 30” x 40”. The fences are 2 pieces each of face-glued 3/4” plywood, 4 1/2” high in the center and 2 1/2” on the sides. Runners are some scrap oak I had in the shop.

-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...

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#1 posted 01-04-2012 04:38 AM

Great looking sled Dylan.

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 04:48 AM

Nice sled!
Much better than he one I DON’T have! Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 05:42 PM

Dylan, that’s a nice looking sled. it looks like it will do the job.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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