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My take on a crosscut sled. I used various elements from other sleds that I liked.
Oct 21, 2007
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#1 posted 10-21-2007 01:23 PM
I was wondering how you would keep it square, but I guess as long as it’s in the track it would have to be. Good idea!
-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!
#2 posted 10-21-2007 01:33 PM
I checked it for square every step of the way using my Starrett and my Groz squares. I was obsessive about making sure that it was square.
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#3 posted 10-21-2007 02:11 PM
More pictures please :) If you have time of course.
I have gone down into the shop many times to build a sled and get side tracked with another project.
-- "so much to learn and so little time"..
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#4 posted 10-21-2007 03:24 PM
Nice looker. I am a big big proponent of sleds. They also seem so much safer. I have found that once I made one square, it stayed square. The T-track looks nice. Is there a third knob on the back left? What is it for? Also, do you find the laminate top at all too slippery to hold something in place?
-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon
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#5 posted 10-21-2007 03:37 PM
I really like having a sled for the table saw. I’m a little disappointed I waited so long to make one.I like the adjustable stop blocks you’ve added.
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#6 posted 10-21-2007 03:38 PM
It is really pretty. Are the T tracks on the bed for hold downs?
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov
#7 posted 10-21-2007 04:12 PM
Never mind about the extra knob, I had missed pictures 2 and 3. Doh!
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#8 posted 10-21-2007 04:45 PM
Ron, just great! I love the stop block element. Just great!
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)
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#9 posted 10-21-2007 05:49 PM
Ron, That as fancy as any sled I’ve seen. I’ll bet it works great as well.
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon
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#10 posted 10-21-2007 06:17 PM
Well Ron, you surely done what this site is supposed to do! Inspired someone—ME. I’ve worked much too long now with out a crosscut sled and am on my way out to the shop now to construct my own. I certainly do like the stop blocks and the extendable back fence on your design. Ron thanks again for the inspiration and this afternoon will now end the almost 2years of procrastination I’ve endured. Darn it feels good to know that another need will have been met!
-- woodbutcher north carolina
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#11 posted 10-21-2007 06:29 PM
I finally made mine this past week, But not near as elaborate as yours. Good work
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#12 posted 10-21-2007 11:30 PM
Smooth sled Ron.
-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)
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#13 posted 10-22-2007 12:57 AM
Really extra nice, right down to the lacewood stops. Is the top pheonolic?
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.
#14 posted 10-22-2007 02:53 AM
Douglas, the sled is phenolic. Somewhat pricey, but I have used melamine in the past and did not really like the results. Thought that I would give this a shot. Very hard to find though, I got the last piece that the local WoodCraft had.
#15 posted 10-22-2007 02:56 AM
The t-track is for hold downs and various jigs.
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