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Tips and Techiques #1: 5 cuts to a perfect crosscut sled

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Blog entry by Jerry posted 04-01-2014 06:18 AM 1873 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay, so I found the William Ng version of this video first, then I found the WoodWhisperer version. William Ng is smarter than me, so I could not understand him, but WoodWhisperer made William’s method much more understandable for me, so here’s the link to the video.

I know you old hands know all about this, but I’m so green that the basics still get me excited.

Go to time marker 21.45 to see the method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE9f4bp_wm8&list=PLLPBqw5gvyci7Cxo8NEGfOIhy0EMRstJW&index=25

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.



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Holt

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 10:22 PM

So inferring from your statement that you must be smarter than the Wood Whisperer, we have a scale smart to dumb something like

William Ng → Jerry → Marc → Me → Lettuce

I might have the last two backwards…

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Jerry

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 10:32 PM

I did not mean to infer in any way that I am smarter than Marc, he is a genius, I simply meant that his explanation was much clearer to me than Williams, especially at the end when they do all the math.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 04-02-2014 12:11 AM

I’m with you Jerry. Wm. Ng’s explanation left me totally mystified but a buddy showed me and I understood perfectly. Strange how that works.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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ScottStewart

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#4 posted 04-02-2014 01:35 AM

The only way I think that Marc’s sled can be improved is to use a sandwich of ply and MDF to make the fences more stable. The one I build this way is amazing.

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Jerry

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#5 posted 04-02-2014 01:54 AM

ScottStewart, can you show us some pictures of your sled? That sounds like a really good idea.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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ScottStewart

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#6 posted 04-02-2014 12:24 PM

sure, I will post some tonight after work. I got the idea from a Marc Adams video on the fww site behind the paywall.

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