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Project by socrbent posted 516 days ago 2271 views 35 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started out with loose plans to build a 30” x 48” monster as my first ts sled . After some research lots of thought and research online decided to reduce to 22”x 32” which is still pretty large.
Made from 3/4” oak plywood, Incra aluminum slides, Rockler t-track, and 3/8’ clear acrylic. Thanks to ideas from William Ng, Steve Ramsey, Mathis Wandel, and many posts on LJ.
After seeing that Mathis thinks framing squares are pretty accurate, I used this to align the rear fence: after affixing the runners and front fence, cut the first slot about 95% through, attached the rear fence with one screw on the right (short) side. All pretty standard in steps used by the sources. Wedged a thin wood scrap in the new slot with a couple pieces of paper. Then using some small clamps, attached my good framing squares short leg to the wood scrap th align it with blade. The long leg was left about an inch from the right side. Then used a digital caliper to align the rear fence. Put one screw in and used the 5 cut method to check accuracy. Turned out to be 2 thousands off over over 31”. Look at 6th picture.

-- socrbent Ohio





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Straightbowed

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#1 posted 516 days ago

nice sled gonna build me a new one when I get time

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 516 days ago

Well done. I like how you boxed off the blade area.

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

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 516 days ago

Great crosscut sled! I like everything about this.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 516 days ago

Now that’s a rugged looking sled …nice !!!

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 516 days ago

I think you could make another and only be 0.001” off. I’ll even take this “unaccurate” one off your hands!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 516 days ago

Man. that is a real nice sled. I really like that T track. I have to search for places to put clamps in mine and wind up drilling holes all over the place. My sled winds up being Swiss- like the cheese!!

To really check for squareness or angles, use a Wixie box on the base and the vertical or angled side.It will tell you within a .1 of a degree of where you are. Use it on the framing square too …to be sure of it!
.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 516 days ago

Looks good nice job

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Bill_N

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#8 posted 516 days ago

Well I know how I am going to adjust my rear fence next time.
That looks like it will work real well

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#9 posted 516 days ago

great built with that lovely looking box and t slots and clamps

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iamcliff

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#10 posted 516 days ago

Nice one.

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Ralph

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#11 posted 515 days ago

0.002” on the first shot- not bad- just great!

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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Hadders

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#12 posted 506 days ago

I also watched William Ng’s 5 cut method on YouTube just a couple of days ago. I’m still researching plans but having seen yours I think I’m gonna just get on with it and stop flaffing with Sketchup.

-- Hadders - "Arghh! Where's my persuader?"

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socrbent

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#13 posted 506 days ago

Hadders – go for it. The basic ts sled is simply 2 runners, the table, back fence and front fence. Your part sizes are very flexible. The important precision part is aligning the front fence perpendicular to the saw blade (assuming the saw blade is already parallel to the ts miter slots). Ng’s video was a great help on that part.

-- socrbent Ohio

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BusterB

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#14 posted 505 days ago

Got one underway now and been pondering how to best protect against the blade when it exits rear of sled….think I done got my answer…..great job socrbent….

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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