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This is my first Table Saw cross cut sled. Plywood and Cherry.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome you should at least be handy" - Red Green





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lumberjoe

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 08:22 PM

That looks awesome! How did you align the fence without cutting a blade kerf to reference?

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 09:27 PM

Great looking, like a fine piece of furniture.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 10-01-2012 09:46 PM

That’s almost too pretty for the shop. Like lumberjoe, I’d like to know how you did the alignment. Great work on a first sled.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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Roger

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#4 posted 10-01-2012 11:28 PM

Very nice sled.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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iamcliff

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#5 posted 10-01-2012 11:43 PM

Looks very nice.

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#6 posted 10-01-2012 11:57 PM

I must not be seeing something. That happens sometimes (about blind). How is this a CC Sled?

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HorizontalMike

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#7 posted 10-02-2012 01:15 PM

JJ,
I don’t think this is a finished project because the kerf-slot has not been cut and I would bet that the runners have yet to be installed either.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 10-02-2012 05:32 PM

Looks good like piece of furniture, not as a tool.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-02-2012 05:40 PM

Both of my sleds are copied from Norm Abram’s show, plain square and rectangle. What is the idea or purpose of the curve? Just wondering.
Dee

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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DeLayne Peck

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#10 posted 10-02-2012 07:07 PM

What? No one has seen a combination cross-cut sled and serving tray before? It’s elegant in the shop or catering guests at an up-scale gathering. I love over-the-top woodworking. Way too cool.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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juniorjock

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#11 posted 10-02-2012 11:33 PM

I hear you, HM. Looks like Pat may have just gotten the “horse before the cart”. Its obvious from looking around his shop that he knows what he’s doing. Let us know when you finish it up, Pat.

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Routerisstillmyname

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#12 posted 10-03-2012 09:49 PM

What is the idea or purpose of the curve?

The reason for curve or angle cuts is to reduce weight. since you just need some support for long boards and you don’t have to have full width . but from the looks of it with super thick fences and how thick that base board is, this sled is going to be heavy.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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patbrennan

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#13 posted 10-08-2012 03:50 PM

So here is the deal on the sled I built. A friend of mine wanted a cross cut sled for his shop. As he may actually use his table saw a couple times a year so I said to myself, self, why not make it real nice looking for him because his shop is nice. Since he (Bob) lives in CT and I live in TN I had him use calipers to measure the width of his miter slot and the distance to the blade. I then made 8 runners with slightly varying widths. I also pre-drilled the holes to attach the fence and installed 1 screw at each end of the fence with one screw in a slotted hole. So once “Bob” got down to setting this thing up he could align it accurately and then attach the remaining screws (every 1”) to hold the fence in place.
The plywood base was salvaged from a shipping skid originating in Germany, very heavy and very stable. The curve is for weight reduction. The sled I use is square and boring to look at, Bob’s may not have a kerf cut in it yet and I would not be surprised if he has served drinks with it.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome you should at least be handy" - Red Green

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patbrennan

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#14 posted 10-08-2012 05:06 PM

The sled was built using the the following as a guide:

Sled

-- "If the women don't find you handsome you should at least be handy" - Red Green

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juniorjock

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#15 posted 10-09-2012 12:22 AM

Pat, man….. you should have left the thread like it was.

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