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Table saw sled #2: almost done

09-16-2013 08:49 PM by mIps | 2 comments »

The new sled is almost done and I am much happier with it. As you can see it’s a basic sled. No Schmancy bits but it runs better in the table, has a DIY T-Track and a blade box so, it’s a upgrade. The back fence is 2 pieces of 1×6 laminated together with glue and screws. I cut a slot in this 5/8” wide and 1/4” deep then laminated a piece of cheap 14” ply over it and cut a 1/4” slot in that to make the t-track. It’s a bit crooked at one ...

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Cut off sled

09-05-2013 12:35 AM by mIps | 1 comment »

I had a cut-off sled, but I wasn’t happy with it. it didn’t slide well at all, I wanted a taller rear fence, and I wanted to try to make some t-track to go on it. so, today, I took apart my old one and started planning the new sled. I was able to remove the old runners without breaking them, which is good, and also without ripping apart the decent plywood that was the base, also good. I was able to determine that the left side of the sled was where the poor sliding problem was a...

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Miter sled the 2nd

09-05-2013 12:28 AM by mIps | 1 comment »

I had a miter sled, but I didn’t really like it. It was heavy and bulky and, to be honest, not really that well made. So, since I had a few pieces leftover from trimming down the reclaimed counter top for my eventual router table, I decided to make a new one! This time I went in knowing a bit more about what I wanted and how I wanted to make it. The base is construction-grade 1/2” ply. Not the best but it’s what I had. the miter guide / fence pieces are leftover trim from...

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How-To Make Log Furniture #9: Cut Pefect Circles How-To

06-19-2013 02:27 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

Kris Williams of Rocky Blue Woodworks shows us how to cut perfect circles on a band saw including how to make the sled need to do it!

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01-28-2013 03:32 AM by kiefer | 9 comments »

Well it has been a anxious and emotional week for me and not much got done on the table but such is life.This week I played around of and on with some yellow glue and some 1/8” walnut veneer ,I rolled on glue on both surfaces (three different types seen in the pic ) and let the samples dry until clear and layed it on the plywood , put a hot iron on the veneer and heated the glue until it bonded and followed with a piece of wood to rub it flat .The result was a nice strong bond and tryin...

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Projects #7: New Cross-cut Sled W.I.P.

11-17-2012 01:07 AM by NedB | 4 comments »

Hi gang, long time no post… I’ve been in and out of the shop lately, this week I’ve been working on another batch of cutting boards. THe last time I made boards back at the end of August, I found that on some of my boards, my cross cut sled was building in an uneven cut (out of square) when I was trimming for the flip/glue stage of the boards. My old sled was built about 8 years ago, and I”m sure the fence can be adjusted. I didn’t glue it down, just screwe...

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Tool thoughts #36: Time for a new crosscut sled

09-09-2012 06:38 PM by NedB | 5 comments »

I was cross-cutting the blanks for my latest set of cutting boards when I noticed that my cuts weren’t square. Not a big deal in this case, as I’m only going to be planing them down to thickness anyway, but in the long run it means that a Lot of projects have been ‘just a tad’ off, probably for awhile now. that shows the ‘variation’ here’s my venerable sled, just something that i threw together awhile back: it is about as simple as yo...

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Crosscut Sled for Table Saw

05-29-2012 07:21 PM by DrewM | 15 comments »

I made a quick video that provides an overview of the features of my crosscut sled. Thanks for watching.

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Table Saw Jigs #1: A Crosscut / Miter Sled for Craftsman 10" Table Saw With Non-Standard Miter Slots

04-13-2012 03:03 AM by Retsof | 2 comments »

Here’s a link to a video that I made about my new crosscut / miter sled that I built for my Sears Craftsman 10” Table Saw with non-standard miter slots. I hope this helps some others who are looking for a solution to improve the accuracy of cross cuts and miter cuts with similar inadequately equipped table saws. I added the miter cutting features after this video was made, so I will have to update the video or include some new photos at another time.

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Crosscut Sled from ShopNotes #99

04-05-2012 03:43 AM by Joe Lyddon | 2 comments »

I started out making the Crosscut Sled as in ShopNotes Vol.17, #99… Page 24. I was doing OK, except that the one in the magazine was made for a Right Tilt Blade…... Mine is a Left Tilt; therefore, I dropped many of the features that I liked and it resulted in more of a straight vanilla Sled. It does have an extension that can be added for longer material… Here are the pictures taken…

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