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Project by Russell posted 843 days ago 4351 views 11 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My motivation for building this cross cut sled for my 1949 Craftsman table saw to insure that repeditive “quick cross cuts” would be done accuratly and most importantly safely. My favorite add ons are the removable plexiglass eye protection insert and sled travel stop, aka the thumb saver. The hinge was added to the blade guard box to clean the view window from time to time. After I figured out a fool proof travel stop for the side of the table there was no need to keep an eye on the blade at the end of a cut. I have the stop block positioned so the blade stops safely in the center of guard box.

-- Russell , Indiana County, PA





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Viking

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#1 posted 843 days ago

Russell;

Welcome to Lumber Jock’s!

Neat CC sled and saw. Hope you can share more pictures of both.

Look like to have done a rehab on you TS?

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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Martyroc

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#2 posted 843 days ago

Hi Russell, welcome to LJ’s, that’s a great looking sled, I like the plexiglas eye protection, never thought of that. That TS is in great shape.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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lizardhead

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#3 posted 843 days ago

That is certainly one the the best looking sleds I’ve seen

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Russell

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#4 posted 843 days ago

Thanks Viking

Just getting my feet wet navigating the site. So far so good.

As for the saw I bought it at the local flea market, came with the factory motor, mount, fence and miter. All I’ve done is clean, lube, align the trunions and add a segmented belt (worth all the money). I really do enjoy using this little saw. I will keep looking for the cast iron side tables…..(they will turn up someday). I will post addn’l photos of both saw and sled. Thanks again for your comment.

-- Russell , Indiana County, PA

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devann

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#5 posted 843 days ago

Welcome to LJs Russell. That’s a really sweet sled and new looking saw you have there. Nice design. I use a ‘64 model Boice Crane that’s no where near has pretty as you Craftsman.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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KMT

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#6 posted 843 days ago

Thats a fine looking sled. The plexi is a nice touch.

-- - Martin

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Jeremy Greiner

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#7 posted 843 days ago

That’s not a cross cut sled, that’s a fine piece of furniture on your table saw.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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josh

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#8 posted 843 days ago

Russel, that is one nice looking sled and I love the plexiglass. BTW, I grew up in Cambria County. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 843 days ago

Hey there hi there Russ
that’s one cool sled and some very nice wood for a sled,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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eddie

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#10 posted 843 days ago

nice sled Russel i like the different type wood .looks like you can load this up with your tote and be ready to build both look great. and welcome to LJs.nice site here

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 843 days ago

Very nice and welcome. Its a real beauty! I just posted one the other day, not as pretty though.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Deaser

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#12 posted 843 days ago

Nice job, Russell! I’m in the process of building my first crosscut sled right now and you’ve got me thinking about adding a strip of plexiglass down the center.

-- Steve, Pennsylvania

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BlankMan

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#13 posted 843 days ago

Very nice looking and a lot of features on it.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 843 days ago

Good looking sled, and that old saw looks like a real beauty too!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#15 posted 843 days ago

extremely nice looking sled. I am planning one of these, as soon as i pick up my table saw. I am still doing research on which table saw to buy. Currently on a visit to USA and staying in Lakeland Fl.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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