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Project by Popsnsons posted 06-01-2019 09:46 PM 1028 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this small crosscut sled for my contractor saw. Made it from an old pantry cupboard door that I saved from our kitchen remodel. I managed to dial it in with only one adjustment and it is near perfect. I can’t believe I waited so long before making it. It’s a must have.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...





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Noel

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#1 posted 06-01-2019 10:04 PM

Nice little sled – you will use it more often than you can imagine. It’s absolutely a must-have for cross cutting and small parts.

-- Just make the cut

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Popsnsons

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#2 posted 06-01-2019 10:11 PM

Thanks Noel. You’re right. I used it a bunch already including today. The small miter gauge that comes with the saw is not accurate no matter how hard you try. I had the saw for years and finally made the upgrade. This is a whole lot better.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#3 posted 06-01-2019 11:29 PM

Perhaps the best looking wood I have seen on a sled. Wish I had some salvaged cabinets of that laying around. You will be happy for the time, and material spent on this sled, they are part of the answer.

Enjoy it.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Popsnsons

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#4 posted 06-02-2019 02:47 AM

Thanks therealSteveN. True, anytime you can complete a project without having to go to the store makes it that much more rewarding. The pantry cupboard door was from original cabinets when the house was built in 1970. 3/4” plywood with an old veneer. It’s pretty heavy duty for a small crosscut sled.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#5 posted 06-02-2019 03:46 PM

Nice

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#6 posted 06-02-2019 04:51 PM

Nice one – reminds me that I need to make a nice one myself.
I have one, but it looks like shit as I was in a hurry when I made it.

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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#7 posted 06-02-2019 06:02 PM



Nice

- dannmarks


Thanks dannmarks

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#8 posted 06-02-2019 06:07 PM



Nice one – reminds me that I need to make a nice one myself.
I have one, but it looks like shit as I was in a hurry when I made it.

- TEK73


Thanks TEK73. It turned out good, but like yourself I was focusing more on the functionality of it. I shaped the fence so I could reach the part being cut and also to keep my fingers away from the blade if it cut through the backside.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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