|Project by ChipOffTheOldBlock||posted 06-20-2014 03:27 AM||8659 views||58 times favorited||17 comments|
I made this crosscut sled from plans I found in Shop Notes magazine. I’ve seen some projects posted for the same or a slightly modified design.
I’d have to say that this is easily my favorite shop jig. The adjustable dado feature is incredibly helpful and, in my opinion, puts this design a notch above the standard sleds that most of us have made (i’ve made two standard versions before this one as well).
In addition to the dado feature, the sled has a Kreg Top Trak accompanied with a measuring scale, Kreg production stop,and a Kreg swing stop. Lastly, there is a removable extension arm that doubles the sled’s capacity to 48”.
I used 1/2” MDF for the base, Oak boards for the rails, and finished the hardwood with Amber Shellac, which has become a personal favorite for finishing shop projects.
Thanks for checking out my project and I would definitely recommend adding this sled version to your workshop.
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