|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 12-24-2008 06:20 AM||3580 views||21 times favorited||26 comments|
One of the first things I did when I got my new saw was build a crosscut sled. I made it a little smaller than most I’ve seen since I do a lot of box work, and I wanted something that would be convenient for smallish pieces. When I decided to do a spline jig, I started thinking about building it in to the crosscut sled, and this is what I came up with.
I had previously built a spline jig similar to ones I had seen in magazines, but I never felt like it offered enough support for the box. This is wide enough to support the entire box. The fence is just a simple piece of wood that can be clamped in place, and the whole contraption is attached to the crosscut sled with two screws. I figure I can leave the spline jig in place and still be able to make 99.9% of the crosscuts I normally do. If I need the extra space, it can be quickly removed by backing out the screws.
All comments and suggestions for refining the idea are welcome.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"