Cross cut sled.

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Project by RiaanK posted 03-31-2014 05:56 AM 2241 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

After making my first cross cut sled, I have been wanting to make a new one for a long time.
And one day my father visited, I showed him the first sled, and he wanted it, he’s got the same saw as I’ve got. So I thought, perfect, gives me a reason to make a new one.

This is what I came up with.
I used to use clamps and blocks to use as stop blocks for cutting pieces the same length, so on this one, I incorporated the stops in the sled.
And also used two rulers on the bottom side of the sled, measured to start at zero from the blade.

So this makes it quite simple indeed. When needs be, let’s say, cut 10 pieces of 10MM each,
I only loosen up the stop block, slide it to 10MM, and fasted in again, no measurement required. When fasted, the stop blocks is flush with the front side, so there is nothing in the way of the stock when I don’t use it.

Till today I have no idea why I placed stop blocks on both sides, and rulers on both sides, as I only use the right hand side of the saw to cut.
But hey, it seemed like a good idea when I build the thing.

Thanks for looking.

-- Riaan

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 11:28 AM

Nice job!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 12:01 PM

Very nice sled, great design. Don’t worry, I’m sure the other stop will come in handy one day, and you’ll be glad it’s there.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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