Miter and Crosscut Sled

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Project by Scott Bryan posted 06-09-2009 04:36 AM 8942 views 48 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my interpretation of John Nixon's miter and crosscut sled that he posted in the super sled blog. Other than the blade guard, I pretty much followed the process that John outlined in his videos on constructing the sled. The sled body and rear fence were built from 1/2 inch baltic birch plywood and the body is 48 inches wide by 30 inches deep. The front fence and exit blade guard are maple.

As always comments are both encouraged and appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 06-09-2009 04:52 AM

Very nice.
That is quite a set up.
I don’t know if I can match your level of detail, but I think one of those is in the shop schedule.

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#2 posted 06-09-2009 04:56 AM

Woweee! Now THAT’s a sled!

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

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#3 posted 06-09-2009 05:16 AM

My old sled is just about due to be burnt.
This looks like a great alternative.. I am in the jig building mode at the moment getting ready for a full on production run of some of my more popular items.
I especially like the use of hold downs for the mitre guides.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 06-09-2009 06:02 AM

What a beast, the crosscut sled is probably double the size of my contractor saw :)

Anyway, great job, just one question, where do you store it ?

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#5 posted 06-09-2009 06:05 AM

Nice job its better than the one i am building now,, Atta Boy AAAAA++++++

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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#6 posted 06-09-2009 06:10 AM

Hey Scott, now that is one mean sled….clean, detailed and functuional… that saw….still jealous.

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#7 posted 06-09-2009 06:20 AM

Wow a killer of a sled, great Design good build.

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#8 posted 06-09-2009 10:38 AM

That is one hercun sled!! Nice job.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 06-09-2009 11:35 AM

Great set up, but where do you put the hot dog?

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#10 posted 06-09-2009 11:43 AM

Wow. My sled is now hiding in the corner out of shame.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#11 posted 06-09-2009 02:15 PM

Hmmm do I have sled envy, you betcha!. Great work Scott, I really like the blade guard idea.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#12 posted 06-09-2009 03:08 PM

Phew! How many people do you need to get that on and off the saw?

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#13 posted 06-09-2009 03:19 PM

looks like it not only will aid you in your crosscuts, but with all the bells and whistles, it might be able to cook you dinner also. Very impressive sled. I might have to copy it. It makes mine look like a pile of fire wood.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#14 posted 06-09-2009 03:24 PM

you really went all full force on this one eyh? NICE! I like the blade guard. safe, and easy to see the cut. do you have a 2nd garage bay to park this thing? hang it on the wall?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#15 posted 06-09-2009 04:16 PM

Scott, Great sled. I know it will seve you well for a long time.

Now, go build something with it,—-Go! Go! Go!


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