Crosscut sled

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Project by Fettler posted 12-14-2013 12:02 PM 2297 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3/4” MDF Base, with MDF Skids and Beech fence. Someone on this forum had posted a video demonstrating how to calibrate the fence, but I used the “insert some shims into the slot + t-square” method and my fence was dead on the first time. I hardened the skids with some Cyanoacrylate glue after fitting them. I left some clearance on the backside of the fence for a blade guard, but haven’t got around to it yet (I’m crossing my fingers while i still have them ;)

I finished the bottom of the sled with some Johnson’s paste wax. The grain on the fence was pretty straight, although i used the same wood in my shooting board fence which ended up moving with this last cold snap.

I can’t believe i’ve gone this long w/o making one of these. In the process of making it i found out my extension wings weren’t flush, so i had to do some “adjustment” (/deadblow). ;)

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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#1 posted 12-14-2013 01:41 PM

Nice looking. I have one that I built but not as nice. I’ve found it works great for multiple cuts when cutting rails and styles for kitchens cupboards and it is very handy.

-- John

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 04:17 PM

Maybe the mdf will be stable, and durable. Made one out of plywood after watching Norn on “New Yankee Workshop” LOL, worked for awhile. Now I know better. And there are a lot of great sleds out there.

Good luck! Looks like an Older Delta under it?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 12-17-2013 12:34 PM

Yep, that’s my 40’s unisaw. I had the saw center replace the arbor bearings not too long ago. She’s not much to look at but gets the job done.

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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