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Blog entry by wrenchhead posted 02-15-2018 03:51 AM 1907 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a must have in my shop. This essential table saw accessory will allow me to make accurate repeatable cuts on narrow work pieces and panels. I built a general use sled, fit the runners and square up the fence using the 5 cut method. I learned this method from watching the Wood Whisperer and William Ng build their crosscut sleds. Check out their videos for a more detailed explanation of the fence squaring process. Thanks for watching!

https://youtu.be/dIQ4_vhq5NU

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkRuFxW8HhRfyhbTP4SY5UA I could quit if I wanted



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SteveMI

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 03:28 PM

Both of those videos on the 5 cut method are amazing. I think watching the William Ng first is best and then Marc Spagnuolo. William goes in depth and Marc simplifies it a bit.
Steve.

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 09:50 PM

I’d suggest the King’s Fine Woodworking on YouTube. William Ng got me started, and Marc’s video was great.
For some reason, King’s explanation of the 5 cut method really made sense to me. I strongly suggest all three videos, but I found Kings to be the most clear. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njsD5W6fcI0

Get to the 19:40 point of the video.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 11:04 PM

I agree. All three suggested videos are great!

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkRuFxW8HhRfyhbTP4SY5UA I could quit if I wanted

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#4 posted 02-15-2018 11:09 PM

I know that the 5 cut method is accurate to within the width of a hair on a gnat’s ass but after having made quite a few sleds and comparing methods I have reverted to the Jay Bates method…. Square it to the blade and screw it down. As long as there’s no slop in the runners I get the same results.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#5 posted 02-17-2018 12:31 AM

I am a big fan of King’s Fine Woodworking youtube stuff. Really mellow, clear instructions, great examples and nothing he ever does seems out of reach to a novice woodworker like me.

Roger

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