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Project by NedB posted 620 days ago 1791 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got that round tuit and built a new cross cut sled. It is about 18” deep by 22” wide. 3/4 borg ply with maple fences, maple and cherry ‘trap block’. I added a piece of t-track to the top/front of the rear fence, though I may flip it up to the top of the fence later on. I rounded over the edges of the fences, and broke the edges of the plywood.

I already put it to use, as shown in the 6th photo, cutting strips for my latest batch of cutting boards.

I did the 5 cut square method and it was out .002 once I did the math, close enough to square for my purposes.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 620 days ago

VERY N I C E !!

Straight forward, Simple, no frills, sled!

... and accurate!

You will LIKE that!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 620 days ago

Looks quite sturdy and functional.

This is on my veeeery looong short list of things to make!!!!

-- 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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NedB

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#3 posted 620 days ago

Joe, you’re most welcome! Do I make your ‘jig’ page again? (10 years later)...

Randy,
Put that puppy to the top of your list… it’s what, 8 pieces? get’r done!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 620 days ago

Good job Ned

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NedB

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#5 posted 620 days ago

Thanks Jim!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 620 days ago

Do I make your ‘jig’ page again? (10 years later)...

Ned, are you already on my Jig Page?
... briefly looked and couldn’t find your name…
... 10 years ago?!

You’re stretching my memory… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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bluekingfisher

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#7 posted 619 days ago

Very handy tool to have around the shop, every time I see a Xcut sled I keep thinkling about building my own.

Enjoyed looking at your work.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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NedB

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#8 posted 619 days ago

Joe, I sure am, you pointed me at your jigs page over in this blog entry: and I found photos of my very own sled on there.

David, cheers! thanks for stopping in! I checked out your latest project, looks great! I’m far from being an expert on them, but they sure are handy to have around!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Michael Wilson

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#9 posted 619 days ago

I don’t know why I haven’t made one yet.

Nicely done.

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whitebeast88

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#10 posted 619 days ago

great sled.i built mine a few weeks back and am loving it,so much i’ve started planing another and how to upgrade it.i’ve heard on here before that they are addictive.i am a believer.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 619 days ago

Very good, Ned!

I didn’t make the connection!

I wish I had made notations on ALL of them now…
... then I could’ve seen your name!

That really brings back memories… I think that was the result of my very first post on Cross-Cut Sleds… it got tons of replies & pictures… and really helped a lot… and a little over whelming too.

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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kizerpea

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#12 posted 618 days ago

Ned i need to make one to…got the same saw to …

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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NormG

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#13 posted 618 days ago

And it works also, great sled

-- Norman

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Kevin

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#14 posted 616 days ago

Ned, its great sled. Can’t imagine not having one now after making my first this past year.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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SteveW

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#15 posted 594 days ago

Nice looking sled. I’m making one now, and want to incorporate the rear
“trap block” just like yours…
thanks for sharing!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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