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Project by Don Broussard posted 07-23-2012 09:49 PM 2178 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this 17”x24” sled a few weeks ago, but I had not calibrated it since my saw wasn’t aligned yet. If you’re following my table saw rehab (http://lumberjocks.com/topics/39218 ), you know that I got my PALS kit and made the necessary adjustments, so I was ready to square up my sled. Yesterday I saw a nice modification here on LJ so I included it.

dakramer came up with the great modification of adding an adjustable fence (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60966) to his sled—thanks to for the idea! I had a couple of adjusting nuts in my salvaged hardware, so I included them with my sled upgrade. I ended up with a few playing card shims to square up the adjustable fence. I also added a blade box and painted it red to remind me how valuable my fingers are. In hindsight, I should have painted the blade box before I mounted it to the sled to avoid the obvious overspray.

Thanks for looking.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 07-23-2012 10:12 PM

nice project….I didn’t even notice the overspray until you mentioned it.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#2 posted 07-24-2012 12:08 AM

Nice crosscut sled Don I like the red warning box…never can take too many safety precautions
. It seem that whenever I build a sled or some sort of jig I realize after the fact of some way i can improve it. I definitely need to make another one sometime soon.
Your first link doesn’t work…it goes to an oops page.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Chris Campbell

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#3 posted 07-24-2012 12:28 AM

I definitely agree on the red box at the back. Going to make a sled soon for the first time myself and this is a great idea. Thanks for the tip and best of luck with the saw rehab!

-- Chris, Minneapolis

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Kurtis Foote

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#4 posted 07-24-2012 01:12 AM

Great looking sled. Making a table saw sled is getting higher on my priority list all the time.

-- Kurtis, North Dakota, http://justbuildstuff.com

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#5 posted 07-24-2012 06:10 AM

nice sled. I haven’t made a table saw sled yet but need to.

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 07-24-2012 02:07 PM

@Greg—I fixed the link to the table saw rehab. Thanks for pointing that out.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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