The Basement #4: Crosscut Sled

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 10-29-2010 04:42 AM 5216 reads 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This sled is mostly re-purposed materials and patterened after the Woodsmith online design. The differences are I used a standard T-track (instead of the Kreg track), designed my own stop jig and built my own knobs out of mdf.

The really cool thing about this jig is the removable extension stop + the adjustable throat opening for allowing dado cuts.

Please excuse the purple color, it was part of the fact that my shop used to be a family room and those panels were doors from the bar….....the front and rear fences are Maple flooring.

The knob on the right right has a matching knob on the front right of the sled to adjust the throat opening.

Here is a photo with the extension fence attached – If you remove the the 2 knobs on the left, the extension pops off.

Front view of the stop block:

Back view of the stop block, used scrap Tigerwood for the stop:

One more view:

Not pretty, but effective…...thanks for your comments…


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#1 posted 10-29-2010 06:50 AM

Functional and well developed. Neccessity is the mother of invention, afterall.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 06:53 AM

1st: Verrrry cool !

2nd: Is that the Mule Accusquare ? Do you love it Every few weeks, it pops into my head as something to think about … as the “Final Upgrade” to my contractor’s saw … that would transfer to that cabinet saw that I’m always thinking about ;-)

Nice design. Nice build !

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 03:24 PM

Nice job on the sled! I still need to get that stop block on mine… A very useful jig!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 05:23 PM

That’s a sweet looking sled. I love the track and, as Steve mentioned above, the stop block. I need to get a little time to work on “shop infrastructure,” as I call it, and add those things to my sled, too.

-- Robb

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 11:13 PM

Thanks for the comments…......

Neil – That’s an Incra TS jig and fence. Works awesome and will bolt up to any saw.


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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