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Project by AJswoodshop posted 11-29-2012 02:06 AM 1927 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a crosscut sled a few months ago, but there was a few things I didn’t like about that sled. It was jsut too long, and the fences didn’t have rails on them, and the fence was starting to come off. I made this new fence out of 3/4’’ plywood, and I also screwed in a piece of Plexiglass into the rails, to make the fences more sturdy. And it also is a nice blade guard. I also cut a rabbet for the runner, so I didn’t have to cut the runner to the right thickness, I just had to measure how deep the rabbet need to be. And I also used oak for the runner.





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#1 posted 11-29-2012 02:09 AM

Good job AJ

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-29-2012 02:13 AM

great sled,i made mine awhile back and now i kick myself for not making it sooner.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 11-29-2012 02:29 AM

Yep! I wish I would of made mine a LONG time ago! They are handy to have!

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#4 posted 11-29-2012 02:37 AM

Nice Work AJ! I have one and use it all the time!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 11-29-2012 02:40 AM

Way to go AJ, I like it!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 11-29-2012 02:47 AM

These things are so handy, and safer for small things than a miter or radial arm saw to boot! Looks like high quality stuff. Awesome job.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#7 posted 11-29-2012 05:44 AM

Way to go, AJ. Nice sled!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 11-29-2012 05:39 PM

Very nice. A chunk of plexiglass is important there because a small piece can launch pretty easily.

-- 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.

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#9 posted 11-29-2012 06:46 PM

Nice sled! Consider putting a chunk of wood behind the fence closest to your hands. It gives a place for the blade to go so it doesn’t go into you…

Check out mine.

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#10 posted 11-29-2012 09:30 PM

Nice job AJ! I echo Chuck’s recommendation to add a beefy piece of wood at the rear of the sled for the blade to go into after it cuts your stock.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#11 posted 11-29-2012 10:56 PM

If it does what you want it to, then it’s a keeper. Nice sled

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 12-01-2012 08:35 PM

cool, and best yet functional sled! well done!

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

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