|Project by bobasaurus||posted 06-08-2014 06:23 PM||2574 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
After doing lots of awkward cuts with an old miter gauge, I finally decided to build a proper sled for my table saw. It’s made from 1/2” baltic birch ply, some kind of mystery wood laminated to make the front fence (maybe alder or cherry), maple on the back fence, and beech miter bars. I pretty much followed the wood whisperer video, with a few tweaks to match the size of my saw and setup of my shop. I added some t-track for a sliding stop block, and so far it’s working well. I used the 5-cut method to get this thing exactly square… I can take a 10” strip off the 5th cut and both sides are the same width to the thousandth of an inch. The only problem I’ve encountered is that small cuts seem to come out the slightest bit convex… might be from some slight wobble in the blade. I also made the curved hand placements a little off center by accident. I’ll tweak this someday, and maybe add a safety block where the blade exits the fence.
-- Allen, Colorado