|Project by Greg Wurst||posted 07-03-2009 02:51 AM||12010 views||48 times favorited||13 comments|
This a crosscut sled design I got out of ShopNotes issue 99. It is adjustable in width for use with dado blades. There is an extension you can add for crosscutting longer pieces. The aluminum fence has a tape measure and stop for making accurate repeat cuts. I also added the box joint attachment. You can make multiple faceplates for different joint sizes. I made a 1/4”, 1/2”. and 3/4” to start. I wrote the exact combination of cutters and shims used for each size on the faceplate. The 3/4”” was used primarily to create the dentil piece you see in the last picture. It has a micro adjuster that allows you to easily fine-tune the width between the slots. I use this all the time now. The adjustable base means you only have one slot to align the fence, which is the only real drawback I see. The bar guide in the slot uses a spring-loaded ball bearing to keep it firm in the slot. If you push it too hard to the right you can knock your cut out of square. I just keep the pressure on the left side of the sled and it works great.
Oh yes, the Sketchup file:
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