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Project by builtinbkyn posted 01-09-2017 07:24 PM 23809 views 56 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I retired a crosscut sled I built about ten years ago. That was months back and had been putting off making another. It will be nice to again have one in the shop.

The fence is from the sled I made previously. It’s three hard maple boards laminated together. Even after ten years of abuse, rattling around in the back of my truck and probably getting soaked from time to time, it remained true. All it needed was a cleanup on the planer and jointer.

The sled is 3/4” MDF. I made it with zero clearance inserts which I hope will enable me to utilize the sled for different blades including dado cuts. I’ll only know how well that will work out after it goes thru some paces. It has a shop-built sliding stop and pencil holder made from black walnut. I’ll add a sight glass to the stop and tape measure on the track for rough cuts.

Additional info at the blog post for this.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)





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Woodchuck2010

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 07:58 PM

Awesome sled!!! Great job!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Bernard58

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#2 posted 01-09-2017 08:07 PM

Nicely done, and very convenient with the clamps and the stop block mounted on rails. Looks quite professional!

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium - http://www.delaeywood.be

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pottz

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#3 posted 01-09-2017 08:17 PM

one of the nicest sleds ive see,nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Lalen

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#4 posted 01-09-2017 08:25 PM

good looking sled! motivation Monday!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 01-09-2017 09:53 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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EugdOT

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#6 posted 01-09-2017 10:34 PM

The pencil holder is a real winner, Bill, I grew up in Canaries then East New York, so seeing Brooklyn in your signature brought me back to my to my childhood. Nice work…

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 01-10-2017 12:24 AM

Great work, love it. Nice touch on the pencil holder. I use mine all the time. I need to make a smaller one

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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rockmolsen

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#8 posted 01-10-2017 12:47 AM

Bravo !!! Extra fancy !!!

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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FloridaArt

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#9 posted 01-10-2017 12:57 AM

Very handy and looks well built!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Randy Price

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#10 posted 01-10-2017 01:36 AM

Nice design & construction. I like the idea of the zero clearance inserts – I’ve thought about adding inserts to a sled I used with my dado set.

-- http://www.storyboardsigns.com

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jeff

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#11 posted 01-10-2017 01:47 AM

Nice.Love the pencil holder also.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Jerry

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#12 posted 01-10-2017 03:51 AM

Especially impresses with the t-track, a really fine job.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 01-10-2017 04:14 AM

Excellent, just started using one I through together to see how I will like it. Gives me lots of ideas for improvement.

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

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Dustin

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#14 posted 01-10-2017 04:01 PM

I’m glad I’m not the only one overly impressed with the pencil holder. By far, it’s the thing I waste the most time searching for in my shop!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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david38

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#15 posted 01-10-2017 04:11 PM

I like it don’t have one

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