|Project by Chuck McIntyre||posted 08-17-2015 09:37 PM||3870 views||10 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this several months ago for the same reasons everyone else makes a crosscut sled. It has gotten a ton of use and has made life a little easier in the shop. It is not an original design. It is based (pretty darn closely) on the Woodsmith plan.
The base is made of 1/2” birch ply. The fence extension is made of 3/4” white oak and features the Kreg track system. It extends up to 48” and can handle a board up to 14” wide. The fence extension is designed to be removable but it has been in place since I made it. The knobs on the right side allow the sled to open up and be used as a zero-clearance insert with a dado stack. I have used it in this capacity many times and it has performed wonderfully.
With the contractor-type table saw and little left side support, things got pretty dicey when the stop was placed past the left edge of the table. I just posted a table saw cabinet that has taken care of that problem.
Thanks for looking!
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