|Project by DrewM||posted 05-22-2012 12:21 AM||4115 views||12 times favorited||13 comments|
Finally made myself a good crosscut sled for my table saw….really wish I had done this sooner. The sled base is half inch BB plywood, fences are triple laminated half inch BB ply glued on a dead flat reference surface to ensure flat faces. Front fence has a 1/8 rabbet at the bottom to help prevent sawdust buildup. Runners are made with quatersawn hard maple sized to the miter slots perfectly. I also made a removable safety shield on the top so I can safely watch my cut without fear of being hit with debris. I designed the fence so when held properly my thumbs are far from the blade. I also squared the fence using William Ng’s 5 cut method and have a repeatable accuracy of 0.002” over 24”....far more accurate then I was hoping for. total width capacity of the sled is 27”. I do eventually plan to make a rear safety guard for the blade. thanks for looking.
-- Drew, Delaware