Why I haven't made this before Why ???

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Project by Diggerjacks posted 04-27-2016 04:27 PM 2433 views 11 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I have a new tablesaw and I want to make a crosscut sled for the precision, for the security, and to make another jig (!!)

Now I have a question : “Why I haven’t made this before Why ???”

It’s a pleasure to make it and it’s a fantastic jig for precision cuts

Thanks to William NG on you tube to explain how we can make a very very very very precise jig

For anybody who haven’t a crosscut sled : make one !!!!

Thanks for looking

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

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#1 posted 04-27-2016 04:29 PM

Very nice looking sled and something that’s on my to do list.

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#2 posted 04-27-2016 04:32 PM

A new one is currently on my to do list. This looks awesome, however I’m still perplexed on the reasons for making it off center. Why is it so heavy to the left of the blade?

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#3 posted 04-27-2016 04:41 PM

I have found myself saying that about a couple of things lately. :)

-- Chem, Central California

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#4 posted 04-27-2016 05:01 PM

That’s really a nice looking sled. You did a great job on and I like the blade guard.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#5 posted 04-27-2016 05:13 PM

A new one is currently on my to do list. This looks awesome, however I m still perplexed on the reasons for making it off center. Why is it so heavy to the left of the blade?

- ScottM

Id venture to guess that the OP is right handed and typically the offcuts fall to the right of the blade. The wider portion of the jig to the left of the blade is to accommodate longer pieces.

Nice sled. Ill send you my address. I need one.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#6 posted 04-27-2016 06:48 PM

I went for years not having one because I also had a radial arm saw to make my cross cuts. However there are some cuts that are still better on a table saw using a sled.
I now have three. One is for mitered cuts only.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 04-27-2016 07:34 PM

Very Nice looking sled , and William Ng does a very good job of setting his up but he does go into a Long story of getting the cut just right.
Mine will have to wait till I get a Real Shop to use it in , no place to store it at right now.

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#8 posted 04-27-2016 07:47 PM

ej Jacques,is it the first one?now you see…the older you get it you smarter,lol
now your fingers are safe
greetings ,Marijan

-- bambi

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#9 posted 04-27-2016 07:55 PM

Better late than never, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#10 posted 04-27-2016 08:27 PM

I too wonder why you waited to long to build one !!!
Great job and nice looking sled.

Happy crosscutting !


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#11 posted 04-27-2016 09:04 PM

I so need to make one for my saw – the one I made is so not precise :(

Yours looks great!

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#12 posted 04-27-2016 09:42 PM

Nice sled and I agree. I was using my miter gauge forever until I saw a well designed sled, and now I hardly ever use my miter gauge. BTW, I’m sure you figured out that the LJ site doesn’t like portrait oriented pictures, so to avoid the rotation, shoot and upload everything in landscape mode.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#13 posted 04-27-2016 09:45 PM

Nice, but what about hold-downs for angled cuts?
I know you’ll trick it out now that you have an excellent base.
And I’m glad to see that you took the time to make a blade guard.

Have you ever tried a good radial-arm saw with a laser?
Now THAT’S a hair-splitter. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#14 posted 04-28-2016 01:17 AM

table saw without crosscut sled is like a …...............VCR without vhs tapes ;-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#15 posted 04-28-2016 11:47 AM

Very good Jack. You’ll luv it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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