|Project by 72hw||posted 01-05-2013 04:37 PM||1725 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
One of the first things I did once I completed my saw work station was to make a cross cut sled. It’s a very basic design, but one that seems to work great. I cannibalized the t-track off of a Rockler concealed hinge jig I found at the local Goodwill for $5, and the stop block works great because of it. The miter bar is made of mystery wood cannibalized from an Ikea folding shelf unit I grabbed out of the local dumpster and the fences are plywood scrap left over from the saw work station. The sled itself is made of 3/4” MDF that I purchased, so all in all this was a very affordable, useful and educational project for me.
Of note, but not worthy of a review yet, picture #2 shows my newly acquired Irwin Marples combo blade. Let me tell you, this thing is a HUGE step up from the crappy DeWalt blade that came on my saw. For $30 at the Blue House Box it has improved my life dramatically. If this thing works so well, I wonder how it will be when I get my first Forrest!
Thanks for looking….
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