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Simple crosscut sled

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Project by FreddieMac posted 03-19-2018 08:06 PM 943 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good to be back in the shop after winter. I decided this weekend that I wanted to build a safer way to make cross cuts. I built this sled out of various pieces of pallet wood I had around the shop. I went to one of the box stores and got a nice piece of melamine board. I also had some Rockler rail. After cutting a few sample pieces everything came out 90 degrees. I think I may make a few more modifications to this in the future, but for now I can cut very large and small pieces much safer.





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 03-19-2018 08:35 PM

So simple but very useful…I love it and may have to copy it. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 03-20-2018 02:59 AM

A very useful jig, well done!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 03-20-2018 08:21 PM

It’s a very nice sled and a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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TangoFox

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#4 posted 03-20-2018 08:37 PM

Looks good to me!

And perhaps more importantly – it looks functional. My sled was overly well built and is starting to have a few issues. I might wind up stealing a bit of this one, as well.

-TF

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#5 posted 03-30-2018 05:31 PM

Working on a project for my daughter and it is awesome and straight cutting. I have my outfeed table setup to block the sled from moving to far forward and exposing the blade to me. I like it so far.

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