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Project by triviasteve posted 03-16-2014 09:34 PM 2230 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s the new sled.

It’s made of ash and 1/2” plywood. That ash is so stinking hard… I broke 3 screws and 1 drill bit in it. The great part was, that after the initial squaring of the fence to the blade, I was .005 off (over 6 feet).

I’m going to add a cover to the back over the blade exit, and I’m going to make a mark on the table so that I know where to stop, just in case.

Also want to make a T-track for it… But it works great, and so glad to knock this one off the “to do” list.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#1 posted 03-16-2014 10:46 PM

That is a real beauty! Very nice work.

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 11:07 PM

Cool design,will be a great addition.

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 11:38 PM

nice job on that!!

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#4 posted 03-17-2014 12:29 AM

Wonderful looking sled

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 03-17-2014 04:01 PM

That is nice work. I’d sure like to know more about the dowel handles you built into it. How are they going to be used? Thanks.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#6 posted 03-17-2014 04:46 PM

Great addition with the handles! I would assume they are for pure safety? If you’re hands are on them, then they are surely safe from the blade!

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#7 posted 03-17-2014 09:20 PM

nice sled with cool handles. I have not seen that approach before.


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#8 posted 03-17-2014 11:50 PM

nice looking cross cut sled. I use mine every day in shop.

Two safety tips please. Glued a 2×4 right over saw cut in front and then run saw into it with stop in place.

but it has to have stop on both in and out side. I glued blocks under plate at end of saw table. My sled cannot move past safe blocks.

With block in place and stops the blade is never exposed.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#9 posted 03-18-2014 12:34 AM

jimintx… the handles are for safety. Keeping them on the handles means my hands are not near the blade. Also, I think things are strong enough that I could also use them to hang it from a hook when i’m not using it.

Phil… I like your safety idea.

Any extra safety tips are certainly welcome.

I’m truly amazed at what this sled can do… can’t wait to modify it even more!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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