What! No crosscut sled? No problem ;-)

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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 10-24-2009 01:38 AM 4565 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I needed to cut a few long equal length pieces to start on my multi function workbench. Once that is completed, I will start on a cross cut sled. For now, this turned out 100% accurate even though a little pain in the neck holding the boards down.
The custom miter Guage fence is 48” long. I use it to cut long pieces and switch back to Incra Miter 1000SE for normal work.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#1 posted 10-24-2009 01:46 AM

Cool table saw accessory good job


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#2 posted 10-24-2009 02:07 AM

very cool indeed, i can imagine it would be difficult to hold the workpiece down though, must be fun lol

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#3 posted 10-24-2009 02:12 AM

Is that a Rigid granite top you are using?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 10-24-2009 03:32 AM

Hilarious. Thanks for the visions….

-- Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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#5 posted 10-24-2009 04:34 AM

Not’s the 3660.
Granite would be nice as far as not having to worry about rust and warping especially here in Houston
where it’s so hot and humid practically the entire year and then just rain so, I have few good days out of year to complete projects. this is result of desperate measures in minimum time to get few things done.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#6 posted 10-24-2009 12:20 PM

I have this saw and surprisingly I really like it. I couldn’t pass up the deal at HD, had it marked down to $399. I was going to get the Jet but figured buying this allowed me to by the Dewalt planer on the same day. (try not freak my wife out all at once) First thing I did however, is got rid of that funky lift system and bought a real mobile base for it 100% improvement. Enjoy

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 10-26-2009 05:25 PM

That’s not a miter guage, now this is a miter gauge. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 10-26-2009 11:31 PM

Actually the only thing that my little miter gauge is missing is an adjustable wheel and that’s next on the projects list ;-0

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#9 posted 12-06-2009 09:05 PM

Nice work, Router. It’s clear you’re a stickler for calibration, which has really started to become a pet peeve of mine. With that in mind, I too bought the Incra 1000se. I’ve had trouble with that staying square – I got it calibrated pretty well once, and the next time I took it out, it was WAY out. Anything like this on your end?

I also didn’t have great luck even running 45o miters – I had to fiddle with it several times before I got it right. Is that all a matter of the original calibration? Obviously if I don’t get the zero right, nothing else is going to work, I get that. But once I thought I had the zero set, the joints didn’t mate up until I moved away from the 45o positive stop setting and experimented with the vernier scale.

When you’re on a break from making 0.000 tolerance sleds, drop a line!


- jw

-- happiness is a sharp plane iron

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