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Project by Jason posted 06-28-2016 08:48 PM 1235 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know there are a ton of crosscut sleds out there. Everyone usually posts a tutorial on how to build one. I took the knowledge from some of those tutorials, and made them work for me. Since I don’t have standard sized miter slots, (thanks Craftsman), I had to make some mods to make it work well. Made mostly out of 3/4 inch ply for durability, and stability, and I used a veneered MDF shelf to cut my runners for it. So far, it works great, and cuts really well. Slides over the top of the saw very smoothly. Makes the saw I have, feel like a much more expensive one. Not too bad for some scraps, and a little bit of time. Also attached a stop block that hits the outfeed work table so it stops just right.

-- "Jack of all trades, master of none" -Jason





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htl

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#1 posted 06-28-2016 08:52 PM

You can cut the big stuff with that heavy duty jig.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Jason

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#2 posted 06-28-2016 09:23 PM

Yes I can. It has done really well so far. Since I resaw a lot of heat treated/hardened pallet wood, I need heavier jigs to do the work. I’ve built a pretty heavy duty jointer jig as well to resaw the pallet boards as well. Need to get some pictures of that project posted soon.

-- "Jack of all trades, master of none" -Jason

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#3 posted 06-29-2016 12:40 AM

Looks great…nice to customize as you needed from the many great plans out there.

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#4 posted 06-29-2016 03:26 PM

Thanks for reminding me about that stop block idea—I need to put one of those on my sled….

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#5 posted 06-29-2016 05:06 PM

This is a very nice sled.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#6 posted 06-29-2016 09:10 PM

Nice!

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Jason

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#7 posted 06-30-2016 01:42 PM

Thanks everyone! And no problem for the reminder jayseedub. Glad I could help.

-- "Jack of all trades, master of none" -Jason

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#8 posted 06-30-2016 01:50 PM

nice sled …........ should do 1 for my saw

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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