|Project by socrbent||posted 11-17-2012 10:07 PM||5128 views||39 times favorited||17 comments|
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