Super Sled Crosscut and Miter Sled

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Project by Milo posted 04-16-2010 02:56 PM 5264 views 16 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished my crosscut sled. I found the plans for it over at Eagle Lake Woodworking. I’m pretty sure I saw John Nixon, the owner of Eagle Lake Woodworking, is a Lumberjock.

It was a very straightforward build. The runners gave me the most difficulty. Took more planing and measuring than I anticipated. Also, I did not use the double sided tape John suggested. Probably should have. Otherwise it went better than most of my projects. ;-)

In my copious free time I will make the miter cut braces. But that will be a while, since I’m hoping to go back to school this summer.

Have a GREAT day!


-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#1 posted 04-16-2010 03:56 PM

Is the back two pieces of MDF laminated together? That’s what I would have to do because I don’t have a jointer to make a perfectly straight piece.

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#2 posted 04-16-2010 04:11 PM

Yes, I did use MDF. But I actually did run it over the jointer once to smooth the bottom.

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#3 posted 04-16-2010 07:57 PM

This is a nice looking sled, Milo. I am sure you will wonder why it took you so long to add one of these to your shop when you begin to use it. It has been an invaluable addition to my shop.

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

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#4 posted 04-16-2010 08:29 PM

Great videos and plans. May adapt this for my, smaller than the average American, table saw. Particularly like the ‘T’ track on the cheap idea in the mitre guide video.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 04-16-2010 11:34 PM

Nice sled build and I thank you for the link to John’s videos : )

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#6 posted 04-17-2010 12:15 AM

no sled is better for a first, i made one of these i just have to make the miter fences. nice work! ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#7 posted 04-17-2010 03:51 AM

great looking sled… well done…

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#8 posted 04-17-2010 11:35 AM

Good work Milo. You’re bound to get a lot of use out of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-17-2010 07:08 PM

Nice sled! It should serve you well.

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#10 posted 04-20-2010 06:25 PM

nice sled

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