|Project by DrJosh||posted 06-21-2011 01:40 AM||3159 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
I built this cross-cut sled for my new table saw in just a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. I used 1/2” MDF for the base and a laminated double thickness of 3/4” baltic birch plywood for the front and rear fences. I squared the front fence to the blade using first my framing square, then double checked with my adjustable square, and a final triple check with my drafting triangle. Then, I checked the sled with the 5 cut method after seeing it down on the woodwhisperer.com. I ended up with an error of 0.03” over a span of about 30”. I’ve done a few test cuts and I’m very pleased with the results. I’m looking forward to using this cross-cut sled on my upcoming projects, which are consequently on hold until my summer teaching duties are over.
I’m so happy to finally have a table saw with standard-sized miter slots so that I can build and use jigs like this and alsu purchase commercial miter slot accessories if I choose.
-- Josh....in Nashville, TN