Crosscut sled

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Project by Tomw posted 08-01-2010 09:16 PM 3879 views 40 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is basically a “Super Sled” from Eagle Lake Woodworking, with a few modifications. I didn’t have any T-track, nor a slot cutting router bit, so I made my fence from 2 pieces of 1x white pine, cutting the slots on the table saw before glue-up. I clamped the fence halves to my 6 foot level to get them as straight as possible. I know most sleds have a hardwood fence, but I figured it was worth a try, since I didn’t have enough maple for a fence, and it’s hard to find in Florida. If it warps I can always replace it later. I used what maple I had for the flipstop, which is held together with a 6” piece of #8-32 threaded rod. I made the hold downs by gluing up thin strips of 1 ½” wide pine bent and clamped to a simple form. (I also use them on my drill press table.) The slots in the sled will also accommodate a future miter jig, and maybe a vertical panel or tenon jig (Eagle Lake has videos for both). I can post my Sketchup file if anyone wants it.

-- Tom

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John Stegall

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#1 posted 08-01-2010 09:29 PM

I would really like to have the Sketchup file. You did and very good job.

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#2 posted 08-01-2010 09:49 PM

Very nice….please post the S-U file : )

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#3 posted 08-01-2010 09:50 PM

Nice work. Utile and creative.

-- Rick

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#4 posted 08-01-2010 10:26 PM

I like the stop design

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#5 posted 08-01-2010 11:34 PM

Looks Great I need to make one of these!

-- Steely, Lakeland ,FL

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#6 posted 08-01-2010 11:35 PM

Awesome. I’ve beem holding off on one of these, but this might the design for me. Well done!

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#7 posted 08-02-2010 01:08 AM

Nice sled.
I’m going to upgrade mine like this.

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#8 posted 08-02-2010 02:24 AM

Nice work, should serve you well for years to come.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#9 posted 08-02-2010 10:43 AM

HI Tom
Looks awesome ,well done
Would appreciate if you can send me the sketch up file

-- Woodsman

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#10 posted 08-02-2010 02:43 PM

Thanks all for the feedback. Hamilton, John S. and anyone else interested in the skp file: I’m having trouble uploading to 3D Warehouse, I don’t have a website of my own, and I don’t see any way of posting it to this site. So if you’ll send an email to wootton at windstream dot net, I’ll email you the file.

-- Tom

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#11 posted 08-02-2010 03:30 PM

Uh, never mind. I figured out what I was doing wrong. Here’s the link:

-- Tom

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#12 posted 08-03-2010 05:05 AM

I downloaded it as well I need a new one and this is ideal. Thanks
You did a nice job oin yours.

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#13 posted 08-03-2010 05:10 AM

Nice crosscut sled, Tom.

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#14 posted 08-03-2010 04:13 PM

Sweet! Great work.

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

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