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Forum topic by niki posted 2029 days ago 3889 views 13 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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niki

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2029 days ago

Good day

Long time ago, I posted a “TS cross-cut sled…..” in 6 parts…

I made a few modification to simplify the operation and now, I have only 2 “Hold-Downs”, one for ripping and one for crosscutting…

Regards
niki

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woodworm

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#1 posted 2029 days ago

Looks like it is a great TS sled with many safety features.
My question : Figuring out how the hold-down works for ripping, I’m just curious whether it will accomodate stock of any thickness?

Thanks Niki.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2029 days ago

Niki, as always, your posts are informative and well documented. This is a beautifully engineered sled that is easily, in my estimation, the ultimate cross cut sled.

Thanks for the update. I am not ready to start on my version yet but when I upgrade my saw I definately will have to “borrow” some of your ideas.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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niki

426 posts in 2704 days


#3 posted 2029 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments

Woodworm
The “rip hold down” can accommodate stock of any thickness depends on your TS limitations…

For example, if the maximum height of your blade is 3¾” and, the sled is of ¾” material, the rip fence can accommodate stock up to 3”...of course you shall have to choose an “hold down support” (the piece with the 2 dowels that clicks to the sled) to conform this thickness.

Please have a look at the “Part I ~ Part VI” how I made and set the height of this support.

Also, don’t forget that thicker than the blade height (say 5” thick stock), can be cut (resaw) in two passes…after the first pass, you turn it upside-down and cut again…

Scott
the “Kuntz” (trick – German) of this sled is that you don’t have to make a new or special sled….the “Rip hold down is just a matter of drilling two holes in an existing sled and “clicking” it in…oh yes, I forgot the stops but they are also very easy to “Add-on”...please have a look at the previous parts to see how I made them.

Regards
niki

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woodworm

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#4 posted 2029 days ago

OK Niki, now I have clear picture on how the hold-down works – so the stock of different thickness is not an issue. I missed pic no 12 to 15 when I clicked this forum topic the first time.
Thanks for the explanations.
Take care.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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RAH

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#5 posted 2029 days ago

I wish my mind worked like yours, but it does not, so I will continue to use your ideas. Thanks very nice and looks easy and safe to use.

-- Ron Central, CA

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Damian Penney

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#6 posted 2029 days ago

Slick

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 2029 days ago

It certainly seems like you thought of everything! Nice job. I think you could market this thing commercially.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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niki

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#8 posted 2029 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words

Charlie
I don’t know but, if it was me, I wouldn’t buy something so simple to make…

For those of you that like to see the previous parts, I just collected the locations so you shall not have to “run” ...

Part I – http://lumberjocks.com/topics/2987

Part II – http://lumberjocks.com/topics/2996

Part III – http://lumberjocks.com/topics/3008

Part IV – http://lumberjocks.com/topics/3029

Part V – http://lumberjocks.com/topics/3037

Part VI – http://lumberjocks.com/topics/3046

Regards
niki

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 2029 days ago

Maybe you and I wouldn’t, Niki, but the woodworking catalogs are full of expensive stuff that can be shop-made very easily, so somebody must be buying that stuff.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 1907 days ago

Wonderful job once again : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1907 days ago

This is a super sled I mean super in the in the sense of super man . fantasicc great engineering and wonderful photo lay out. very very well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bowyer

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#12 posted 1907 days ago

I’m impressed!! You may think this sled is simple, but I’m one of the vast folks who could not have thought this sled up with out guidence. The market is out there, and some people would rather spend time making projects not jigs which adds to potential customer base. Just an idea to kick around

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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