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Project by Scott Bryan posted 1869 days ago 6580 views 47 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my interpretation of John Nixon's miter and crosscut sled that he posted in the super sled blog. Other than the blade guard, I pretty much followed the process that John outlined in his videos on constructing the sled. The sled body and rear fence were built from 1/2 inch baltic birch plywood and the body is 48 inches wide by 30 inches deep. The front fence and exit blade guard are maple.

As always comments are both encouraged and appreciated.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 1869 days ago

Very nice.
That is quite a set up.
I don’t know if I can match your level of detail, but I think one of those is in the shop schedule.
Thanks.

-- Having fun...Eric

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1869 days ago

Woweee! Now THAT’s a sled!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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degoose

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#3 posted 1869 days ago

My old sled is just about due to be burnt.
This looks like a great alternative.. I am in the jig building mode at the moment getting ready for a full on production run of some of my more popular items.
I especially like the use of hold downs for the mitre guides.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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loupitou06

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#4 posted 1869 days ago

What a beast, the crosscut sled is probably double the size of my contractor saw :)

Anyway, great job, just one question, where do you store it ?

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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marksalot2005

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#5 posted 1869 days ago

Nice job its better than the one i am building now,, Atta Boy AAAAA++++++

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1869 days ago

Hey Scott, now that is one mean sled….clean, detailed and functuional…...love that saw….still jealous.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1869 days ago

Wow a killer of a sled, great Design good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1868 days ago

That is one hercun sled!! Nice job.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Sandy

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#9 posted 1868 days ago

Great set up, but where do you put the hot dog?

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Russel

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#10 posted 1868 days ago

Wow. My sled is now hiding in the corner out of shame.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Toolz

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#11 posted 1868 days ago

Hmmm do I have sled envy, you betcha!. Great work Scott, I really like the blade guard idea.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Jon3

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#12 posted 1868 days ago

Phew! How many people do you need to get that on and off the saw?

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aldente

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#13 posted 1868 days ago

looks like it not only will aid you in your crosscuts, but with all the bells and whistles, it might be able to cook you dinner also. Very impressive sled. I might have to copy it. It makes mine look like a pile of fire wood.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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PurpLev

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#14 posted 1868 days ago

you really went all full force on this one eyh? NICE! I like the blade guard. safe, and easy to see the cut. do you have a 2nd garage bay to park this thing? hang it on the wall?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Kent Shepherd

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#15 posted 1868 days ago

Scott, Great sled. I know it will seve you well for a long time.

Now, go build something with it,—-Go! Go! Go!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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