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Project by scamp238 posted 11-25-2011 07:36 PM 2178 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the crosscut sled that I made. I bought a sheet of 3/4 plywood and had the store cut it into 4 pieces. I used one 24×48 piece for the bottom. I cut 2 pieces 6×48 and face glued them together for the rear fence. I then cut this down a little and rounded over the top and ends. I secured it to the bottom using an adhesive and some countersunk screws. The front fence, or stiffener is just a leftover piece of 2×6 that I mitered and rounded the edges on. I also glued and screwed this to the bottom. The runners are some 3/4 oak that i ripped down to 3/8 or just under It’s not fancy, but it will do the job of letting me cut long and wide stock. Thanks for looking.

-- Brian, North Georgia





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#1 posted 11-25-2011 09:42 PM

Thanks for the pictures, I always wondered how to get the thing square.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 12:26 AM

You are welcome. It didn’t take a whole long time to do it. Letting the glue set up was the longest wait.

-- Brian, North Georgia

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 03:06 AM

new to this site. learning alot, and grabbing all the hints i can get. theres so much on here, my talents are far from expert, and equipment is very little, but am willing to learn and maybe share someday

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#4 posted 11-26-2011 05:56 AM

I am far from expert myself. That isn’t false humility, just a fact. A good tip that I learned is measure twice, cut once. Always dry fit things before you make them permanent. This may or may not help, but they helped me so far.

-- Brian, North Georgia

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#5 posted 11-26-2011 06:36 AM

I fastened my crosscut jig to this sled. I was afraid that the jig would somehow move while I was cutting box joints. It is pretty solid.

-- Brian, North Georgia

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