Definitely nothing fancy, but I needed a new cross-cut sled today. And so I built a new sled with scraps I had around the shop.
I cut the glides from a piece of yellow pine and then glued and screwed a piece of 3/4” plywood to them. The back brace is mahogany, which I fastened with screws. I had a piece that was water stained and marred by the planer. The front brace is from a mystery wood, it smelled familiar when I cut it, but I was unable to place it. Again it was attached with screws. I used the five cut method to test the alignment, and it was perfect on the first shot. Finally, I add some blocks of 3/4” plywood were the blade exists the sled, which were attached with glues and screws.
The last thing I did was add a little finishing wax to the glides.
I couldn’t help but think, however: What style can I build this in? Luckily, expediency won out over all other considerations.
-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org