|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 05-28-2013 02:43 AM||2815 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
The boss told me – NO MORE BIG projects til after your son’s graduation.
OK fine. I’ve been doing a little of this and a little of that. Before I start my next big project, I wanted to tool up and I haven’t had a sled since the HF benchtop table saw bit the dust. This is my quick and easy crosscut sled. I decided to over size this sled to the full extended length of my Bosch. I can’t think of a good reason for that except I could. My 3/4 inch Jatoba offcuts fit neatly in the runner tracks so I got a really nice fit there out of some iron like wood. I rubbed down the bottom side with beeswax and the sled can now be pushed with a finger.
None of that is a big deal and I was not going to post the sled at all because it is so basic. BUT… something wonderful happened. I did the 5 cut check 3 times and was getting frustrated. I’d move the back fence .02 inches and I was suddenly .02 inches too far the other way.
Then I rembered the saw dust. I dusted the surface and did my fourth trial cuts. I adjusted one last time and cut the fifth trial. Here are the results.
I’m off to buy a lottery ticket! Thanks for looking!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!