|Project by patcollins||posted 01-22-2011 11:56 PM||2590 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I made myself a crosscut sled using Luan Plywood and some Pine for the fence. I laminated two nice pieces of pine together with the grain going the opposite directions (you can see in 2nd picture). I used some T-Nuts on the bottom of the plywood and bolts going through the fence thinking it would allow me to adjust the squareness if it ever came out of square, but…. that turned out to not be all that strong and the luan isn’t the strongest plywod and started to crush under the T-Nuts so I decided to square it up nice and glue it in addition to the bolts. I am a little disappointed with this because I went all out and got expensive stainless steel bolts and T-Nuts but thats ok. The runners on the bottom started out as square 3/4” hardwood dowels, I sliced them down the middle with my bandsaw and then planed them down smooth. In the end I have a sled that cuts very square, looks alright and didnt cost very much.
The pushstick is made out of 1/2” thick piece of red oak, I cut it out on my little 9” Skil bandsaw and finished it with Minwax wipe on satin poly.
The green things in the picture are a pool noodle that i sliced and slide over my fence rail to protect my car door from being dented if it hit it.