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Project by Jake Brain posted 05-05-2013 08:37 PM 6803 views 65 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just built a new cross cut sled for my table saw, I had an old one but it was not as accurate as I need to build the jewelry chess. This time I used ½” Baltic plywood for the base with Maple for the front and rear fence. I went with 1/2 inch plywood so I wouldn’t lose very much blade height capacity. I designed the sled with versatility in mind. I added four slots; these slots function the same as t-tracks but keep the top of the sled smooth. The four slots allow for the use of stop blocks, miter fence and other add-on jigs. I routed the hold down slots from the underside first with a ¼” spiral bit all the way through the board, then with a ½” to a depth of ¼” this so that I can accommodate ¼”- 20 bolts. I made some miter fences from ½” Baltic with Maple edges, and also put slots in them to incorporate the use of Toggle Clamps, hold downs.
I used the five cut method as described by William Ng in his video to get a sled dead on square. I also added a stop block/rip fence so that I can rip thin strips of wood for the trim on the jewelry chess. The stop block has a ¼” slot in it so that it can be adjusted. The saw blade protection block is solid Cherry.

-- Jake Brain, Florida





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#1 posted 05-05-2013 08:46 PM

sweet looking sled…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 09:20 PM

Sweet sled!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#3 posted 05-05-2013 10:02 PM

Very nice work Jake, looks excellent.

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 05-06-2013 12:09 AM

A super fine, universal sled. Nice build

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

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#5 posted 05-06-2013 12:48 AM

Very nice sled. Can not find the video.
Jeffrey

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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#6 posted 05-06-2013 01:09 AM

love the sled ,,,sweettttt

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 05-06-2013 03:32 AM

Nicely done. did you also make cheater setup blanks for commonly used angles? also fyi the video references is not available.

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#8 posted 05-06-2013 04:20 AM

Great job

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#9 posted 05-06-2013 09:04 AM

http://wnwoodworkingschool.com/5-cuts-to-a-perfect-cross-cut-sled/

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#10 posted 05-06-2013 12:04 PM

Nice, I made one just like it a few years ago. I love mine.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#11 posted 05-06-2013 01:02 PM

This is a fine sled. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#12 posted 05-06-2013 01:53 PM

Great job on this sled! They are really handy to have!

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#13 posted 05-06-2013 02:30 PM

This sled you claim you designed is stolen….............by me! nice work

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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#14 posted 05-06-2013 02:33 PM

Very nice.

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#15 posted 05-06-2013 02:51 PM

beautiful sled. I am waiting for my Metabo Table Saw. I may have to adopt your design and make a sled for my shop. thanks for sharing this.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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