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Project by Ritmann posted 09-18-2015 08:05 PM 4334 views 17 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first crosscut sled. Most of the inspiration came from Nick Ferry’s design, but a lot of reading about other sleds helped a ton. I wanted a sled that will accommodate future jigs.(I.e. Mitre jig, box joint, and whatever else) used the 5 cut method to dial the fence in and got to .0009” over 29”. Super stoked about that one!!!! If anyone has been thinking of building one but hasn’t yet, don’t wait. You will love it from the first cut!

*pitcures rotated! Thanks guys





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 09-18-2015 08:16 PM

Need to fix pics, nice but hard to look at…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 09-18-2015 08:50 PM



Need to fix pics, nice but hard to look at…

- Ken90712

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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kiefer

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#3 posted 09-18-2015 09:46 PM

That looks like a decent sled but you may want to put on a blade guard and a safety shied .
Here is the one I built and it may give you a few ideas .
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/165970

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Ritmann

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#4 posted 09-18-2015 10:15 PM

Kiefer I am definitely going to put a blade guard on the back just haven’t got there yet. Thanks for the ideas though and your sled look robust!

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Ottacat

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#5 posted 09-19-2015 01:31 AM

Looks like a nice sled. I bought the Kreg parts to build one over two years ago, this gives me the motivation to check out Nick’s site and plans.

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Vince

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#6 posted 09-19-2015 06:41 AM

Nice work, what material did you use?

-- Vince

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Ritmann

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#7 posted 09-19-2015 08:30 AM

Vince, the entire sled is 3/4” Baltic.

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JimRochester

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#8 posted 09-19-2015 11:14 AM



Looks like a nice sled. I bought the Kreg parts to build one over two years ago, this gives me the motivation to check out Nick s site and plans.

- Ottacat

I too have a bunch of parts in the “to do” pile and this project is on my “to do” list. Practically finished ;)

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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TheWoodenOyster

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#9 posted 09-19-2015 12:10 PM

Well done dialing it in. That is not an easy process…

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 09-19-2015 12:45 PM

I’s a nice sled and will make a good addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Scott Landry

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#11 posted 09-19-2015 04:20 PM

Do you have any regret about making it so big? If I do one I see it being smaller so I can remove it easy and store it out of sight but close by. I mostly rip cut on my saw and save the other stuff for the miter saw station.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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NickyP

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#12 posted 09-19-2015 04:41 PM

Really nice sled! They are a must for any woodworker. Great job!

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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Ritmann

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#13 posted 09-19-2015 08:22 PM

Scott, it is just a little unwieldy being so big but not as much as you would think. It is 30” side to side and just over 25” front to back.(inside the fences) I made it big enough to be able to accommodate what ever jigs I can think of for future use. Future proofing if you will. One of the next major projects is going to be a tablesaw cabinet to store it. Right now it just lives in the saw itself.

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JimRochester

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#14 posted 09-19-2015 08:52 PM

I just double checked and it appears the wood whisperer’s is 30×34 w. So that’s even bigger but his is only 1/2 birch.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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sheetzy

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#15 posted 09-20-2015 12:11 AM

I LOVE IT. NICE JOB

-- Sheetzy

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