|Project by Chris||posted 07-05-2008 12:34 AM||42078 views||77 times favorited||25 comments|
I finally got around to building a cross cut sled for my TS… Boy did I miss having one of these! The reasoning behind the dimensions is pretty simple; they were scrap pieces that were close to the size I wanted so I just picked a base size close to what I had on hand.
Base: 31” x 36” 3/4” Birch Ply
Front Fence: 5 3/4” x 36” Double Layer of 3/4” Birch Ply
Rear Fence: 5 3/4” x 36” 8/4 White Oak
Stop: Hard Maple 1” x 5 3/4” x 2 1/2”
Hardware: Incra TT+ Scale Track (rear fence), Incra 22” Miter Sliders,
Still to Come: Toggle Clamp assy’s for the fence
It occurred to me as I was writing this that you may wonder why, in the first photo, the sled was not flat to the table. It was due to the clamps I was using to hold the blade guard pieces in place.
I will top them off with a piece of Lexan. I’ll also use a strip of Lexan across the top of the sled to cover the kerf path of the blade
Added Acrylic instead of Lexan; the acrylic was 1/3 the cost.
Also, because I plan on setting the sled on it’s rear edge when not in use I added these White Oak corner blocks to help stabilize the it.
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