|Project by steve_in_ohio||posted 03-19-2014 12:33 AM||1963 views||9 times favorited||3 comments|
I posted my cross cut sled last week and since then I have made a couple of improvements.
First, I added a handle to the front to help push it and also the 2- 2×4’s in the middle of the handle hide the blade to make it a bit safer.
Also I noticed when cutting short pieces (less than 3 or 4 inches), the piece I am cutting likes to jump out from between the stop block and the blade, so I routed a slot in the top and a wider slot on the bottom to countersink the t-bolts to keep them from scraping the table saw top. This slot can accommodate hold-down clamps and toggle clamps as I need them.
I am very happy with these improvements and I believe that any way that you can be safer while using a table saw, the better.
-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---