Oak Crosscut Sled

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Project by BoiseMy3SONS posted 02-27-2013 08:04 PM 2006 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this crosscut sled. Made from (2) 3/4 inch white oak boards and plywood. I made the tracks from the same oak board as the front fence, as they fit my table saw perfectly. I looked at every possible technique for truing the fence and ended up just using a large carpenter’s square against the edge of the test-cut board and drawing a line…......seems to work great (or I totally lucked out).

-- Paul A. Pomeroy

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 09:56 PM
This site will give you the answer to your question of just how square it is and how to get it to about .001 inch.
Lots of guys here have used this meathod and it really works.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 12:29 AM

nice sled,it will be very useful

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 01:38 AM

With my level of skills, I will take luck anyday…lol
Nice sled build, Good job.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 06:31 PM

Great sled, I built one as well. I put a blade gaurd on mine in the back and love it. The Woodwhisper has a great video on making and squaring up a sled to crazy good!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 09:10 PM

I second the William Ng version of squaring a sled (first post with Youtube link). i have used this method on several sleds. You can get scary accurate. However, even if you are happy with the accuracy, it is interesting to check using this five cut method on a scrap panel to see how good you got it.

-- Jerry

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#6 posted 03-02-2013 05:48 PM

I keep coming back to this picture when I’am looking at projects. Must mean I need to build one.Clean lines,nice job. I hope I can do it justice.

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