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Project by Lewis Woodworking posted 02-22-2016 05:58 PM 1582 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was more than overdue making a cross cut sled for the table saw. I watched hours of Youtube and online post on sleds. This is what I came up with, I am calling it “Super Sled”. It does 90 Degree cross cuts, 45 degree bevel, miter cuts and not pictured a spline jig that attaches. I took my time and calibrated both fences to be within 1 thousands of an inch, using the five cut method.

-- A Bad Day Woodworking Is Better Than a Good Day Working.





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 02-23-2016 12:42 AM

Very clever. I have never seen a combination like yours.
A thousands of an inch huh?
You are a patient man!
Enjoy.

-- Chem, Central California

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kocgolf

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#2 posted 02-23-2016 01:37 AM

I have the same saw and a similar sled. Mine has a tiny bit of play but has been “good enough” so far. I am due to try a second version with some more features. What did you use for runners for the miter slots? I used plywood strips sanded until as tight as possible with an easy sliding movement.

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#3 posted 02-23-2016 01:52 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 02-23-2016 03:43 AM

That is quite a large sled.

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

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Lewis Woodworking

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#5 posted 02-23-2016 02:59 PM



I have the same saw and a similar sled. Mine has a tiny bit of play but has been “good enough” so far. I am due to try a second version with some more features. What did you use for runners for the miter slots? I used plywood strips sanded until as tight as possible with an easy sliding movement.

- kocgolf

KOCGOLF:

I used solid oak runners and did the same thing you did cut over sized then sand/hand plane down to exact fit.

Hope this helps.

-Kyle

-- A Bad Day Woodworking Is Better Than a Good Day Working.

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ravensrock

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#6 posted 02-23-2016 05:47 PM

Very useful edition to any shop. The one I built is a bit too narrow for some of the pieces I go to cut. I think I will have to build a larger one like yours at some point. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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Greg D

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#7 posted 02-23-2016 06:21 PM

very useful in the the shop, nice job!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#8 posted 02-23-2016 07:17 PM

I made one yesterday. I can crosscut up to 27” piece. Gave my old one away to a young woodworker.

Used the five cut method too. Nailed it on the first try. That won’t happen again in my life time. Oh, well. It was nice while it lasted.

Great job. I’ll have to add the miter attachment now that I have a dead square crosscut sled.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#9 posted 02-24-2016 02:27 PM

I just got this saw last week and built a crosscut sled (only crosscut) yesterday. I may have to try flipping it around and doing a miter crosscut sled from the other side. Thanks for the inspiration. That’s a great sled!

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