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Project by BoiseMy3SONS posted 501 days ago 1141 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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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 501 days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbG-n--LFgQ&feature=related
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.
Enjoy.

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

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 501 days ago

nice sled,it will be very useful

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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BusterB

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#3 posted 501 days ago

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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Ken90712

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#4 posted 500 days ago

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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SRWoodworker

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#5 posted 500 days ago

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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snowgoer

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#6 posted 498 days ago

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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