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Crosscut Sled Down-pressure Holder

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Project by Bricofleur posted 02-01-2016 03:10 PM 2480 views 29 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the crosscut sled down-pressure holder I devised to safely cut small pieces.
A hardwood arm and only few hardware are required. Notice the rubber cap that wraps the head of the 5/16” carriage bolt.
Holding the arm down allows safe cuts at the table saw when using a crosscut sled.
The pivot carriage bolt at one end of the arm makes swapping pieces easy and the large knob allows quick height settings to match workpieces thickness.
Work safely !
Find more photos and all construction details on this page of my blog.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 02-01-2016 03:19 PM

I have seen allot of sleds posted but I think this is a really original idea and very useful addition to any sled for keeping fingers away from the saw blade, I suspect it can be popped off when not in needed. I will remember this one.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Paul Bucalo

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 03:22 PM

So simple and yet ingenious. Thanks for sharing your design.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 03:24 PM

@Brian – Bushmaster : Yes popped up, or removed, thanks to the wing-nut securing the pivot bolt.

Best,

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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kiefer

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 03:25 PM

Great idea Serge have to make one today .

Klaus

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

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Bricofleur

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 03:46 PM

@Keifer : Today ??? You’re a wise man, Klaus !

Best,

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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BigAl98

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#6 posted 02-01-2016 04:11 PM

That was a great ideal, simple are the best! (Although simple isn’t easy to come up with :) )

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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Diggerjacks

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#7 posted 02-01-2016 05:44 PM

Helo Serge

Great idea, very simple but very ingenius.

I will make one for my future crosscut sled

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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majuvla

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#8 posted 02-01-2016 06:54 PM

That’s one good solution also. Very simple and efficient.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 02-01-2016 07:17 PM

Serge,

You are the jig master! LOL! Like Klaus, I’m gonna borrow this one. LOL! Are you getting free coffee at the cafe? Maybe an improved sign? :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Bricofleur

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#10 posted 02-01-2016 08:15 PM

@DocSavage45 : Bull’s Eye, Tom, new signs are coming up for the restaurant !

@DiggerJack : A crosscut sled and such holder will be efficient and safe for your production.

Best,
Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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patron

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#11 posted 02-01-2016 10:05 PM

you doed it again serge

great idea

thanks for all of them

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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SteveGaskins

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#12 posted 02-01-2016 11:52 PM

Great design, Serge. Added to favorites. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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socrbent

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#13 posted 02-02-2016 01:14 AM

My fingers will love you – great idea!

-- socrbent Ohio

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 02-02-2016 02:34 AM

Excellent, have to look into adapting mine now. Thanks for the tip!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Woodwrecker

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#15 posted 02-02-2016 04:19 AM

There is no doubt that you are one of the most original idea presenter’s this site has ever seen.
Your inventions to work safely and enjoy our craft more are worth more then “Top 3” mention.

Thank you for sharing your talent Serge.

-- Eric, central Florida

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