Crosscut sled

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Project by pinkfish posted 05-10-2009 12:05 AM 4069 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a crosscut sled I made off the plans from Eagle woodworking. Nice sled. The miter thingies are different to the ones in the eagle woodworking site. Made from 1/2” birch ply, a couple of piece of oak jointed flat and a bit of pine at the back to keep it altogether. Works pretty nicely, I used ultra high molecular weight plastic for the sliders and they are great, fit nicely into the miter slots and slide nice and smoothly.

I needed to make a new one for my new table saw, so it was nice to make something a bit more sophisticated than I had. The ability to put holddowns in the t-slots is very useful.

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#1 posted 05-10-2009 12:38 AM

That looks like a great plan and a very good build.

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 01:16 AM

This is a nice sled. I have one of these on my list as well and have already printed John’s plan.

You built a nice version of the sled.

Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 01:54 AM

Agree with the others..VERY nice sled..already added to my fav. and the link has been book marked. Thanks and Good job on the sled.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 04:08 AM

Wow! Excellently done! I’m sure that you will put this to good use for many years to come!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 01:20 PM

Very nice.

-- Dave _-^-_ Baltimore, MD

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#6 posted 05-10-2009 04:28 PM

I have built a cross cut sled, but I will be adding the slots and holddowns.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#7 posted 05-10-2009 08:19 PM

Hey Pinkfish! I plan on making the very same sled. I was going to make my workbench first, but maybe I’ll go with the sled first. It’d help with the workbench.

How did those miter arms work out?

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#8 posted 05-10-2009 09:23 PM

Nice sled.

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#9 posted 05-10-2009 10:55 PM

Great job… I like this design

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#10 posted 05-12-2009 09:12 AM

I like it. Maybe I should finish mine. Thanks for the motivation.

-- Tony, Sacramento

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