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Simple Crosscut sled

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Project by dragonnotes posted 11-18-2011 05:59 PM 3049 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very simple crosscut sled. Made of leftover 2×4” and plywood with oak runners.





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doncutlip

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#1 posted 11-18-2011 06:12 PM

nice!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 11-18-2011 06:30 PM

nice looking sled….. Is the blade safety surround open top as it appears in the photos. A great source of plexie glass is the scrap bin at the glass cutting station at lowes. Just ask the department guys first.

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#3 posted 11-18-2011 07:59 PM

Cool sled. Need to make one of these.

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#4 posted 11-18-2011 11:08 PM

My sleds are one of the most used homemade tools in my shop. For it to be useful it must be accurate. When I built mine I used UHMW plastic for the runners. I do not have to worry about expansion of a wood runner. You can run this through your thickness planer to get an accurate fit.

The next thing is setting it up to be square. There is a procedure called the five cut method. This is a link to New Woodworkers.com that has a text and a video of the procedure.

http://www.newwoodworker.com/basic/5cut.html

The other thing I did was to make a detachable fence for attaching stops when I run something longer than my sled is wide.

After all of this effort, find a way to hang it up to protect the sled.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#5 posted 11-19-2011 01:01 AM

nice sled.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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