|Project by Class1E||posted 11-29-2012 02:32 AM||4202 views||9 times favorited||12 comments|
This is my new crosscut sled. I used it a little bit building my cutting board project; I’m loving it so far. It is 3/4” melamine with an MDF / hardboard sandwich main fence and pine front fence. The main fence was built in two parts that are bolted together with shims to ensure the front face is straight. There is also a T-slot cut in the front of the fence. I cut the wide groove for another T-slot in the top of the fence, but i haven’t added the hardboard cover with the narrow groove; I’m not sure I will need it. The entire fence assembly is bolted to the sled panel. I squared the fence using the 5-cut method; it is within <0.001 in over a 14 in length – pretty darn good! The runners are UHMW cut to fit the table saw miter slots exactly.
Now to build some accessories:
Bevel cut jig