cross cut sled take two

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Project by jacob34 posted 05-02-2012 01:38 AM 2008 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sooo I tried to make a cross cut sled about six months ago and it was a fail on Biblical proportions. The fourth picture is the first sled and the issues ran from not getting the runners correct which made the sled grab as it slid back and forth, it also was not completely square which had a lot to do with the runners being messed up. I have looked at several sleds on here as well as some other videos and regrouped. I made the runners out of pine mainly because I plane on making a nicer sled now that I have gotten over the issues from last time. I made the fences out of pine as well and the table out of mdf. I am happy it worked and upset that I did not take time the first time to do it right.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 01:46 AM

Looks good, I can tell you from experience this will get a lot of use :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 03:03 AM

Looks good Jake!
I use the heck out of mine, and I bet you will too.
And if I had a nickle for every project I’ve made that didn’t tun out the first time, well….. :)

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 07:50 AM

Yup, that will work just fine… cool

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 12:56 PM

I need to make one love it

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 01:03 PM

Great job! This is on my to do list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 01:23 PM

If at first you don’t succeed …..


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#7 posted 05-02-2012 02:14 PM

Well and Jim I simplified my plan and focused on being square and making the runners as smooth as possible

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 02:38 PM

Good job Jake! You did the right thing by focusing on squareness and not all the cool additions. I know when I see all these really cool “supersleds” I want to dive right in. Invariably I screw it up. I think the key is to realize that you will build many sleds over time and to add what you want as you need it. Again, good job!

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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