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Project by Dougbkmo3 posted 06-01-2019 11:02 PM 704 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished my cross cut sled yesterday. It started off based on plans from Stumpy Nubs, but I altered it with ideas I liked that other people did. It has removable tempered hardboard inserts in the deck and the fence. I made some errors along the way, but it makes good square cuts. Now to make some accessories for it.





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socrbent

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#1 posted 06-02-2019 12:00 AM

Good looking and very useful item. Well done.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 06-02-2019 03:02 AM



.... It has removable tempered hardboard inserts in the deck and the fence….
- Dougbkmo3

Very practical feature D’3... Far too many sled builders forget about the diversity of saw blade kerfs. They either screw up the ZC (zero clearance) or opt for the same blade for all purpose.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dougbkmo3

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#3 posted 06-02-2019 03:12 AM


.... It has removable tempered hardboard inserts in the deck and the fence….
- Dougbkmo3

Very practical feature D 3... Far too many sled builders forget about the diversity of saw blade kerfs. They either screw up the ZC (zero clearance) or opt for the same blade for all purpose.

- LittleBlackDuck


Thanks, I did it anticipating the use of a dado stack with it at some point. I will just mark what blade it is for and re-insert. I noticed that most of them that had inserts in the deck failed to consider the ZC on the fence.

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#4 posted 06-02-2019 05:22 AM



..... anticipating the use of a dado stack with it at some point. I will just mark what blade it is for and re-insert…..
- Dougbkmo3

With attachments you could even use it for finger joints with 1/3” and/or 3/8” dado blades (if you have them). Also with the inserts, you can even venture into bevel cuts with the same sled.

Good move.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 06-09-2019 01:37 PM

Wow! That is a slick sled. I just finished mine up out of birch plywood…..makes me want to start over. Very nice sir!

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