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Project by Skippy906 posted 01-27-2014 03:28 AM 2312 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are 2 new crosscut sleds for my new TS. One is your standard small sled for everyday use, and the other is a dado sled for an upcoming project.

Both of these sled are based on the Wood Whisperers design. I also used the 5 cut method to assure it was square. I got both to 1/64” over 60 inches. That equals out to about .003 over 15 inches. As Mark said, “Good ‘Nuff”.

Thanks for looking.

-- Making progress





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Jokker78

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#1 posted 01-27-2014 04:06 AM

ive built one, or tried too. how do you get it to cut square , ive cut and moved the fence and cut and moved and cut. I do the 4 cut way

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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Skippy906

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#2 posted 01-27-2014 04:41 AM

Here is a link to the the Wood Whisperer. I learned how to square it from his video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE9f4bp_wm8

Half of his video is how to use it and how to square it up.

-- Making progress

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Jokker78

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 04:56 AM

I jusr watched it, where can you get those spacers at that he used?

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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JNP

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 05:15 AM

They are called feeler gauges and can be purchased at any auto supply or some hardware stores

-- Jeff

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#5 posted 01-27-2014 01:45 PM

I like William Ng’s video better. It’s a little long, but everything is very well explained. I understood the 5 cut method well enough I can now explain it to someone else. (mostly).

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

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 01-27-2014 02:12 PM

Both of these will be great additions to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Steve

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#7 posted 01-30-2014 07:06 PM

I have one I built using the William Ng method, I had not used it for a while but had to drag it out just today, worked like a champ.

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Skippy906

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#8 posted 02-02-2014 01:03 PM

I wish I would have built it sooner. I find I am using it all the time.

-- Making progress

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