Cross Cut Sled #4: Dressin' it all up.

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 12-09-2007 02:40 AM 1399 reads 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m no MMarzluf, but I know I can pretty this up a bit…

I drop a scrap cherry block on the back, to act as a rear blade guard.

I also like the idea of a nice plastic guard to protect me from spit up dust and chips. I have some spare lexan from my Norm Router Table project, so I grab that and it looks to be plenty.

Trimmed the lexan to size.

My cute little arch does make this a tiny bit problematic…

I’ll just trace this and mortise it out with my Bosch Colt…. and then accidentally run the mortise all the way out the back. Doh! No photo of the error…

Fixable though. I’ll just make a little inlay out of some nice padauk. Hey, its Red. It is a warning not to put my fingers there. Waitaminute. Clearly, I MEANT to do that!

Props to David Marks Pencil Hold down technique.

I glue&clamp my little patch into the oops hole.

Then I cut and sand it down.

All ready to cut!

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

Fine job indeed. Thanks for the link to the 5-step process to true things up. When I remake mine, that will sure be handy.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 12-09-2007 03:14 AM


Really gooks good. Should be a big help in the shop.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 12-09-2007 03:32 AM

Every time I see D. Marks use a pencil to hold down a small peice, I
think to myself “Thats a great idea!”. Haven’t tried it yet though.

Great recovery on the Lexan guard.

-- Still learning everything

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 12-09-2007 05:03 AM

The trick isn’t in not making mistakes, the trick is knowing how to fix them. You’ll be glad you have this every day you work in the shop. Good job.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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