Tool thoughts #36: Time for a new crosscut sled

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Blog entry by NedB posted 09-09-2012 06:38 PM 1993 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 35: Kickback! Shop's closed for the day... (minimal injuries) Part 36 of Tool thoughts series Part 37: Cleaning Day! »

I was cross-cutting the blanks for my latest set of cutting boards when I noticed that my cuts weren’t square. Not a big deal in this case, as I’m only going to be planing them down to thickness anyway, but in the long run it means that a Lot of projects have been ‘just a tad’ off, probably for awhile now.

that shows the ‘variation’

here’s my venerable sled, just something that i threw together awhile back:

it is about as simple as you can get, simply a sheet of 3/4 lumber core luann plywood, with poplar risers. I added a blade block on the back, and it has plastic runners.

It has more than served in the shop for a Long time, but I’m going to be making a new sled in the next couple of weeks. I need to finish my solar heat system soon, snow season is mere weeks away here in CNY… so I need to get going on that

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 09-09-2012 06:46 PM

If snow season is just around the corner, then…..
Repurpose your old TS Sled into a downhill snowsled!!! Lol.

Seriously though,
Pictures of your solar heat system would be very interesting to see…....

-- 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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#2 posted 09-09-2012 06:49 PM

Randy, When I get it done, I’ll surely document it. However it’s going to be a simple solar siphon, which I found online. Very cheap and easy to make/install.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#3 posted 09-09-2012 07:30 PM

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#4 posted 09-10-2012 02:21 AM

Joe, thanks for the link… guess what though…

That’s a shot of the sled I’m replacing, on my TS when it was new! I posted that on WWA way back when I shared a shop with my Mentor John… That brings back a ton of memories, the shop was in a carriage house, had a Dirt floor, but it was the second shop I’d ever had the fun of using. We went on from that location to a commercial shop space, which in retrospect wasn’t the best thing we ever did, but it was fun while it lasted.

those are mine as well, or were. That push stick got chewed up a Long time ago, and I have no idea where the auxiliary fence went.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 01:24 AM

forgot all about this post… so I started a new blog over in my ‘projects’ blog… finally got that round tuit going.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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