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Project by Roger posted 10-29-2010 02:12 AM 3119 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just thought I’d post a few pics of some of the “got-ta-have” shop accessories that I think you “got-to-have”. The xcut sled and the router table fence was built with some help from a very good friend (pretty much brother). He’s been woodworking for 20+ years. (I’ve gotta get him on this site) He has been a big help to me. I added the Biesemeyer fence to my ‘50’s model Craftsman saw quite a few years ago. The tablesaw fence and spline jig idea that was designed for the Biesemeyer that came from a Wood, or Popular Woodworking magazine I think…....... It’s been a while. I’m always game for ANY suggestions, improvements, or anything about tools, jig, accessories, etc, this great hobby.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#1 posted 10-29-2010 03:51 AM

Looks like a good solid sled. I was using my super sled today, sans miter arms, soon to be completed. I like it because it has T-track imbedded in it and I could make a template out of a few pieces of stray wood. It will soon appear in my blog.

Have a good one…...


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 04:00 AM

Yep, the first accessory you need for a tablesaw is a good basic crosscut sled. Yours is nicer than mine. I’ve got to make some accessory storage under my extension table, and you’ve given me some good ideas.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 04:03 AM

I like the sled – good looking shop Roger…..there is no end to the upgrades!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 06:19 AM

Nice looking shop upgrades there Roger! Something about designing/building/using things made to make life easier down in the shop that just puts a smile on Your face !!Keep up with handy posts like this and You will put smiles on a lot of faces in the future. As always stay safe and welcome to L J’s.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 07:33 AM

I’m with deke, gotta steal some ideas here. I’ve got to rebuild a poorly designed commercial miter fence I wasted money on. Yours looks great. The sliding panel, a got-a-have. Thanks for the ideas.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 10-29-2010 10:04 AM

I really like the spline jig-I can make that work on my fence. The sled is great-I use mine all the time. Thanks for sharing the great ideas!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 10-29-2010 03:02 PM

Thnx everyone for your input. Deke: Yes, that is the main reason for the hardboard inserts. They can be changed so you will always have a zero clearence insert with any blade, or bit (for the router table) and yes, feel free to copy, improve, or whatever. I think that is part of what this site is designed for. We all have to help/inspire each other. My door to improvements is always open, so, please let me know of any

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 10-30-2010 02:51 AM

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