|Project by MichaelT77||posted 02-03-2014 04:06 PM||1588 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Another project from my safety standdown weekend.
This crosscut sled is made from material I’ve had leaning up against the basement wall for years. The runners were ripped from a solid oak board. The pieces on top are from an old sheet of 3/4” oak plywood. I might have used that for the base, but over the years it had developed some curvature. So, I ripped some 3” boards from it, and glued them together (that’s a lot of lamination). Then, I ran those pieces across a jointer so the vertical face (unattractive as it is) is perpendicular to the base. The base is actually from a more recent sheet of 1/2” oak plywood. All the pieces are screwed to the base.
No bells and whistles, and I used material I might otherwise have sent out with the trash. The sled is rigid and strong. No problem clamping on a stop block or anything else. fyi, while I was looking at other people’s ideas, I watched the Wood Whisperer video. The back is square to the cut, and if it works its way out of alignment, I can fix that.
The stitches come out next week, but I still haven’t cleaned up the drops of blood on the basement floor and the steps coming up to the kitchen. Be careful out there.
-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA