|Project by Don||posted 01-13-2007 02:22 AM||12735 views||29 times favorited||22 comments|
I came across this item some time ago and finally got around to making it.
For some reason, the plan calls for the sled to be on the right side of the saw blade. But as I am not used to using my tablesaw in this manner, I converted it to the left side. Both sides sit in the miter-gauge slot. The right side is ‘trapped’ in location by a stop that sits in the front fence rail and the left side is free to slide front-to-back riding in the mitre-gauge slot.
The beauty of this jig is that the adjustable fence of the sliding sled (left) can be positioned at any angle through a full 180 degrees. The fixed portion (right) and the sliding sled sit almost flush against the blade making it zero clearance. For small intricate pieces such as I cut for boxes, this is ideal and it keeps my hands well clear of the blade.
I have two hold-downs shown in this picture as well as a toggle clamp (not shown). These fit anywhere along the T-Track in the fence. The stop can be positioned with the long or short side on the cutting side of the fence. The Incra T-Track grid allows infinite positioning of the fence.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/