Crosscut Sled

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Project by PPK posted 08-14-2016 02:15 AM 1533 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this simple crosscut sled for my tablesaw. It’s made with baltic birch 1/2” ply, some particle board, and a 5/4 piece of birch for the back part, (the part you push).

I added some red lines just to give me a visual so I wouldn’t chop off any digits!

I use car wax to make it slide easily. The runners that fit in the miter gauge slots are made from hickory so they should hopefully not wear out too fast.

-- Pete

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#1 posted 08-14-2016 02:28 AM

Nice job!

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#2 posted 08-14-2016 05:00 AM

Nice work. I do like the red lines for the reminder to watch for digits.

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

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#3 posted 08-14-2016 04:20 PM

But is it square? LOL! Red lines look good but a solid block will perhaps work better?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 08-14-2016 06:23 PM

It seems to be square! I haven’t had any troubles when assembling drawers, etc that I cut with it. Yeah, that’s a good idea. I should just make a box where the blade comes out. I added the little guard after I saw some other people’s cross cut sleds here on LJ’s.

-- Pete

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#5 posted 08-14-2016 07:22 PM

This sled is really nice and it will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 08-15-2016 12:21 AM

But is it square? LOL! Red lines look good but a solid block will perhaps work better?

- Andre

I put a block on mine to give a physical, tactile reminder. Sometimes with a tricky cut your mind can be on other things, although tricky cuts with a crosscut sled are few and far between.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#7 posted 08-15-2016 12:37 AM

Good looking crosscut sled! And yes, it’s always good to protect one’s digits!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 08-16-2016 02:06 AM

nice work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 03:04 PM

- New Project = New Tool… it’s just the way it is, don’t fight it… :)

^^ I like your signature!!! true that!

-- Pete

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