Just a Simple Sled

  • Advertise with us
Project by bhagg posted 08-16-2012 08:55 AM 1576 views 4 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

4 comments so far

View workerinwood's profile


2717 posts in 3265 days

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

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

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View AngieO's profile


1267 posts in 2345 days

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

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

View synecdoche's profile


22 posts in 2521 days

#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.

View a1Jim's profile


117328 posts in 3775 days

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

looks good sleds come in very handy.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics