|Project by MattNC||posted 03-30-2015 04:04 PM||1344 views||2 times favorited||1 comment|
Thought I’d share my design for a crosscut sled that works with the dust hood in place. There are a lot of designs out there but they mostly require the dust shroud to be off. I like the dust collection (and safety) with the sawstop shield and came up with this. Very little dust made it out while running it.
I started with a piece of finish ply and glued on wood guides to the bottom I made from some tropical hardwood scraps. I then slid it on and sawed most of the way through the ply. I then flipped it over and sawed the dado for the miter gauge to fit in making the slot over sized. Lastly I glued the reinforcement/handles on, and epoxied in the miter gauge. I used slow set epoxy and used a framers square to ensure the gauge was 90 degrees to the raised blade on the saw. One item to note is the miter gauge has a sliding face that can move right or left. Before gluing the handles on I ensured I could thread it through to the angles I typically use. So far it worked great for cutting dozens of drawer pieces to length for a dresser I’m making.