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Another nondescript crosscut sled

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Project by 72hw posted 01-05-2013 04:37 PM 1601 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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….

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson





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Drifter

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#1 posted 01-05-2013 05:57 PM

Clean and economical in design – should work great. I truly appreciate the fact that you assembled it with recycled materials.

-- - It's not worth doing if your not willing to do your best.

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72hw

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#2 posted 01-05-2013 06:54 PM

I like trying to use everything. I’m cheap! Now if I could only figure out something to do with all these damn Christmas trees laying around the neighborhood!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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padric

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#3 posted 01-05-2013 09:57 PM

It develops that elephants like to, and do, snack on Christmas trees—unless they are too dry. But beware, make sure all the ornaments are off the trees…otherwise an elephant gastroenteriologist may be needed. Rent an elephant for the neighborhood.

-- warningsconsul@gmail.com

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#4 posted 01-05-2013 10:21 PM

nice sled,be careful they are addictive.working on plans to build another one!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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72hw

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#5 posted 01-06-2013 06:07 AM

”It develops that elephants like to, and do, snack on Christmas trees—unless they are too dry. But beware, make sure all the ornaments are off the trees…otherwise an elephant gastroenteriologist may be needed. Rent an elephant for the neighborhood.”

It’s official, padric has won Lumberjocks!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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Roger

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#6 posted 01-06-2013 12:10 PM

Handy, dandy way to recycle. This is a gr8 addition to a shop

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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