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XXL cross cut sled with fence

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Project by Mike posted 07-05-2013 03:46 AM 1423 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, I have been wanting a little something “extra” to help with cutting those end grain cutting boards accurately, so I played around this afternoon and made this cool fence and sled for making repeating cuts of the same size, just like the cutting boards. It’s 3/4 in plywood and just scrap 2×4s jointed and planed square. the fence rides on the 2 end “rails” of the sled and I drilled holes for a couple 3/8 in dowel rods in each side to dedicate this sled for 1 5/16” cuts for my end grain boards. I even got a little fancy and made T handles for the ends of the dowels! I am very happy with this unit and it cuts with great accuracy. Very little $ invested in it.

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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 04:47 AM

Nice sled Mike. Did you add a rear cover for the blade when it passes through the rear rail?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-05-2013 09:55 AM

Nice sled thank you for sharing this project.

-- Todd

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#3 posted 07-05-2013 10:37 AM

Another great sled Mike…nice job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 07-05-2013 10:54 AM

Cool sled, fat fence!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Mike

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#5 posted 07-05-2013 11:45 AM

Thanks for the comments. Dave, I was thinking the same thing about some kind of stop block in the back just for safety’s sake. Will probably do that sometime this week. Ran outta time and it was too late to start up any more power tools last night (both neighbors got babies under 4 months on both sides of us).

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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