Woodshop Confessions #5: Cross cut Sled for my Table Saw

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Blog entry by Mike Merzke posted 01-23-2015 03:03 PM 2682 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the video where I built a cross cut sled for my table saw. Hope this is helpful and feel free to leave a comment. If you enjoy it or find it useful please like, comment, subscribe, and share.

Woodshop Confessions - Cross Cut Sled

-- Mike Merzke,

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#1 posted 01-24-2015 04:03 PM

Nice job and video (lots of editing!) I would suggest one tiny addition that I made to my sled of similar design. I put two small blocks on the back fence on either side of the exit kerf to remind me to keep my thumbs out of the blade path. I found myself sometimes focused on the inside of the sled and holding small pieces closer to the center. Several times I’m sure they’ve saved me from a trip to the emergency room. After all, the whole purpose of the sled is to make it safer to cut.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#2 posted 01-24-2015 04:28 PM

That is a good idea Matt, thanks for sharing.

-- Mike Merzke,

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#3 posted 02-01-2015 02:04 PM

I like your videos and your detailed explanations of this n that.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 02-02-2015 09:35 AM

Thanks Roger!

-- Mike Merzke,

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#5 posted 02-02-2015 04:45 PM

When I try to view the video instead of the video showing up I get a large gray exclamation point. Tried with two different computers. Any idea what gives?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#6 posted 02-02-2015 06:35 PM


Not sure what the issue is but here is a link to my YouTube Channel where you can find the video. Also you can find it from my website.

-- Mike Merzke,

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