|Project by Dinger||posted 06-28-2012 02:41 AM||3075 views||12 times favorited||10 comments|
Hello fellow Jocks!
Here is my version of the “Super Sled” by a Mr John Nixon (http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx) that I found while perusing the internet for a good sled. Because I bought el cheapo table saw off craigslist (in which I put a blade that cost more than the saw itself!) I needed something that would help me make accurate and repeatable cuts. This is also in anticipation of the side table my wife wants me to make her which will require many mortise and tenon joinery.
What drew me to this design was that it incorporated some shop-built ad-on jigs, on for tenoning and another for mitres. This sled also more than doubled my work surface. The 48” fence gives great support for long stock. Did I mention it’s accurate to 0.004” per 14”? Thanks to Marc Spagnoulo (sp?) of the Wood Whisperer (http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/the-cross-cut-sled/) for an excellent vide on how to the sled that accurate (although I like John’s design better!)
The hardest part for me was getting the runners to seat and slide well. It required A LOT of trial and error. Sandpaper ultimately did the trick. Any advice on the kind of wax to use on my table saw to make it glide easier on the surface itself? I also haven’t decided if I want a finish on it yet. Suppose I could go for the old BLO. Any other thoughts? Thanks for looking!
-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."