Cross Cut Sled #2: Fences!

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 12-09-2007 02:22 AM 1769 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: New, and far more accurate crosscut sled Part 2 of Cross Cut Sled series Part 3: The 5 Cut Square Dance »

Although I didn’t snapshot it, I glued up the (2) 4” sections of ply, then ripped them clean. Here they are on top of my nice new sled.

I line them up fairly well, then screw them in to the sled with (4) 2.5” #10s. I want that sucker to hold!

Now that we’ve got a strong front fence on there, I’ll be able to cut through the ply body without worrying about the pieces slipping out of alignment. (One of many big mistakes with my last sled!)

Oh, I can just feel the accurate cuts coming!

Next up, squaring!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 12-09-2007 03:11 AM


Looks good so far.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 12-09-2007 03:25 AM

My first ever cross-cut sled, cut right through without
first attaching at least one of the fences…still embarrassed about that.

-- Still learning everything

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 12-09-2007 04:57 AM

Ok, but it looks small.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-09-2007 03:45 PM

Thos: I tend not to make too many large pieces, and I find that making a really huge sled just adds to the complication factor of getting the accuracy right. I’ll probably build a seperate sled just for crosscutting panels. Front to back, I can get around 14 or so inches into it, so I’m fairly happy so far. =)

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