|Project by TroutGuy||posted 04-14-2010 07:48 AM||10429 views||87 times favorited||36 comments|
This is one of those projects that I wish I had done sooner. I love my little Bosch table saw, but….it’s “native” crosscut capacity is about 7”, and that’s pretty limiting. So, after a bit of research, I came up with this. It’s a compilation of numerous designs from LJ and elsewhere. Best of all, it more than doubled my crosscutting capacity—~14” w/clamps or 16” without. Max thickness is ~2 3/8”.
The base is 3/4” MDF, with hard maple runners on the bottom. The fences are 2” x 3 1/2” poplar, and the guard is doubled up 3/4” plywood with a 1/4” acrylic cover. The flip stop is 3/4” HDPE from another project, and can be used on either side of the blade. I’ve got about $25 in the t-tracks, and the rest was ‘leftovers’.
As you can see in the last picture, I extended the guard far enough, that I can run the blade (at max hieght) completely through the cut, and it’s still completely covered.
It makes crosscutting 13” wide cutting board blanks a breeze.
As always, my SketchUp file is yours for the asking. Just PM me with an e-mail address to send it to.
Make one today. You won’t regret it!
-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...