|Project by fred||posted 04-27-2007 05:33 AM||4469 views||15 times favorited||16 comments|
Here is my version. I had previously made a panel cutting jig that worked very well. But I wanted to make a crosscut sled. Knowing that hardwood runners overtime can start to wobble, I used aluminum runners. The back or exit side has a box made with sliding dovetails so I can easily remove it for storage. The box top and end are of plexiglass so I can see the blade.
There is also a stop on the left side of the sled and a bolt in the table so it will stop when the piece has been cut. That way I don’t push to far and come out of the sled on the exit side.
I cut a t-slot on the back panel and put in a stop block for repetitive cuts. It works great.
-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.