|Project by TheGravedigger||posted 12-03-2010 04:17 AM||3051 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
The purchase of a tablesaw necessitated construction of a crosscut sled. This one is general-purpose, and is sized to handle pieces up to 24”wide. This will allow me to handle completed cabinet doors etc. as the need arises.
I wanted a simple sled to start off with. This one is 1/2” plywood, with front and back fences of old, stable pine dimension lumber. The runners are white oak, sized to fit my miter slots. These were made just slightly oversized and trimmed to fit. I left the fit snug at first, and let some paste wax and friction do the work of final fitting. I chose not to incorporate any stops or other such appliances – I’ll save those for more specialized sleds later. For repeated cuts, I simply clamp a wood block to the rear fence. The finish is boiled linseed oil and wax.
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