LumberJocks

Shop Stuff #1: Cross-Cut Sled

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB posted 143 days ago 625 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Shop Stuff series no next part

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



2 comments so far

View squazo's profile

squazo

13 posts in 146 days


#1 posted 142 days ago

hows that pine hold up for glides?

View Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB's profile

Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

58 posts in 154 days


#2 posted 142 days ago

Only had it for a couple of days, so I haven’t had the chance to put it through the paces. I’ve heard people knocking using soft wood, but I have also heard others say good things. It didn’t take long to build, so I figure that even if the runner warp after a while I can build another one fairly easily.

-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase