|Project by MrLaughingbrook||posted 12-25-2014 01:37 PM||3749 views||29 times favorited||12 comments|
Crosscut Sled and spline jigs
I had some time to make a new sled while waiting for my first bandsaw to arrive. This my fifth sled in the last 30 years and my best yet. The base and fences are phenolic plywood. The single slot runner and support structures are aluminum. The single runner design allows me to use one slot for 90 degree cuts and the other for 45s. Rear fence alignment to less than 0.003 inches per ft was accomplished using the William Ng 5 Cuts to a Perfect Cross-Cut Sled
My intention is to learn how to resaw for grain pattern matching. Some boxes from lumber that somehow has lived on the rack for >10 years should be good for skills development. All will have with mitered and splined corners. I’ll make boxes in sets to provide opportunity for repetition on same cut to develop my consistency. Then each set of different size and wood variety to provide repetition on set up. The sled and jigs will be instrumental.
I’ll post pictures of the resulting boxes next…