|Project by CueballRosendaul||posted 09-25-2012 02:30 AM||2626 views||15 times favorited||7 comments|
I built this sled earlier this year because I was doing some fine cutoff work for something and couldn’t safely do it on my 12” chop saw. Posting it now to show AJ my design.
Material is 3/4” oak plywood, with an extra piece at the back as a stop and an anchor point for the hold down clamps (which I found at a garage sale long ago for $1 a piece!) I used to have a two slot sled that ran the blade down the middle and had miter pieces, but I found myself never using it because it weighed 10 pounds. I used a piece of hard maple for the glide and centered it up by putting the glide in the slot on top of a row of hex nuts that held it up about 1/16 proud of the slot. I then ran a line of glue along the top of it and set the sled down on top with the right edge against the fence. When it dried, I added the screws to the glide, raised the blade and made the cutoff at the end. Before finishing it, I added a fine pencil scale along the bed in front of the stop. It’s super light and slick and I have no excuse for not using it.
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.