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Just a Simple Sled

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Project by bhagg posted 08-16-2012 08:55 AM 1228 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I deceided that I wanted to start building projects with wood I soon realized that a table saw cross cut sled would be a invaluable jig. So I built one, inspired by the video I saw on the wood whisperer. 1/2” birch plywood for the base, oak runners trimmed to size on my router table and two 3/4” plywood strips screwed together for the fence . Nothing special but I enjoyed building it and found it rewarding.

One tip that I came up with when setting the fence was to secure one side of the fence to the base with one screw so it would piviot. Then I used a plastic drafting triangle and slid it along the fence and squared it up with the fence cut that I already made. Then I drove a few additional screws along the bottom to set the fence. The result the fence is dead square to the cut.

I’ve starting using this sled and I don’t know how I ever got along without it!

-- bhagg, Palmyra, NJ





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workerinwood

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#1 posted 08-16-2012 12:55 PM

Good job!! Very useful, I need to make one.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 09:55 PM

I’m still working on one of these. Looks nice.

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 02:21 PM

Very good! I want to build something like this, as soon as I figure out how to deal with the stupid little lips on the guides on my table saw.

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#4 posted 08-18-2012 02:33 PM

looks good sleds come in very handy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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