|Project by bhagg||posted 08-16-2012 08:55 AM||1262 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
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