Cleaned the shop, found this in the corner

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YBCS – Your Basic Crosscut Sled.

I drove over to the Woodsmith store yesterday and picked up a set of the 24” Incra Miter Sliders. An 9 hour trip for Miter Sliders. I must be insane…’

It’s 32” long and has a crosscut capacity just a little over 22” wide.


-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 01:52 AM

That is mine. I left it last time I was there…..LOL

It does look good though. I like those with the blade guard on the back. Too easy to forget the blade and leave a thumb behind.

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 02:31 AM

Awesome. best looking no frills CCS.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 04:46 AM

I’m gonna clean my shop tomorrow…..hope I find something like that!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#4 posted 09-05-2011 07:36 AM

I made this one a while back Chunk and I use the heck out of it now.
I like how easy it is to line up a cut.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 08:18 AM

I hate it when I lose stuff like that and forget I even made them ;-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 09-05-2011 11:25 AM

Crosscut sled should come with a table saw when you buy it. I made a single mitre sled, but I think I will make a double. With the price of gas here, I will order my slides from the internet.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 09-05-2011 12:51 PM

I agree with amagineer; gas is too expensive. Freight would be cheaper. The closest Woodcraft and Harbor Freight store is 30 miles; I try to combine with a Doctor appt. or something else. I figure that it takes about 2-1/2 gallons for my van; more for the wife’s truck.

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#8 posted 09-05-2011 02:31 PM

Blame it one the shop squirl ,he put’s stuff away to be nice but can’t remember where he put it or that you ever had one .

Nice sled !


-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 09-07-2011 02:47 PM

Ever consider using one of those thick white plastic cutting boards to make slides? I hear they work great, and they cost a LOT less.

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#10 posted 09-07-2011 06:26 PM

Stumpy: Yep. I have a couple 3/4” x 4’ sticks of HDPE in the shop now. I don’t like using HDPE because I find it hard to adjust them. What I mean by that is that when I drill and screw the HDPE to the bottom of a sled, the HDPE inevitably expands in width. I can never get the HDPE runners tight enough so that they are securely fastened to the sled and not so tight that they expand so much that I now have to mess around trying to get them to fit the slot.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#11 posted 12-29-2011 03:46 AM

Chuck it looks great but you Guys need to think about using hard wood for your runners. They attach tight, you can sand them to the right size, wax them they run smooth, and best of all they are paid for when you pull them from the scrap pile. I will have to post a picture of the one I recently made out of birtch plywood, quarter sawn white oak fence and runners.
Head to the shop its calling you

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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