|Project by Jesse||posted 12-28-2010 09:52 AM||3574 views||17 times favorited||14 comments|
I’ve seen a few of these posted and since I had an evening at home without the wife and kid, I decided it was time to build one. This plan was also out of a magazine I have, will go out in the shop to get the name if someone is curious. I’m really happy with how this turned out. The key feature of this sled is the reversible fences that are indexed to the sled with an aluminum straight edge that slides into a saw kerf.
I will be honest and say this took more then one evening to do, because I tried to be painstakingly careful with accuracy. That was no easy feat considering my miter gauge for my table saw is broken! All I can do with the miter gauge is make a dead on 90. When it came time to make the 45s I tried a bunch of different tricks but wasn’t having any luck. So, while I can’t cut a good 45 with my table saw, I decided I can still scribe one and be ever so careful cutting straight lines w/ my bandsaw. The index fence was a sacrificed straight edge I cut with a hack saw. To set up the miter portion of the sled, you swap and flip the fence sides and secure them in place with the nob.
I did a few mods of my own, like the front handle, but over all it is working great! Much improvement in the quality and safety of my cuts.
Thanks for looking