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I am currently working on a dollhouse for my daughter's 18" American Girl dolls. I decided I needed a new circ saw and crosscut guide for it.

The guide is 30" long, I don't think I have ever needed to square anything wider than 24". I used a left over piece of t track for my rail and cut a dado in the guide to match the rail. The most time consuming part was getting the rail parallel to the blade.

The saw is a Ridgid 6 1/2" from HD. I chose this saw because it is a couple pounds lighter than the larger diameter saws and it meets all my needs.

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I like it. all sorts or track options with just a 3/4 dado cut. very nice
 

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That is really cool. Great job
 

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Nice idea. Looks like it would work great.
 

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did you have to drill the holes in the base of the saw or were the hole already there?
 

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I had to drill and tap all of the holes, both in the base plate of the saw and the t track.
 

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Very smart idea and it sure beats holding the saw against a rail.
 

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What material are you using for the anti-skid stuff on the bottom of the track?

Don
 

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That's pretty clever.
Never seen a miter bar on a circ saw before. Now that I have, I can imagine all kinds of uses. Why don't the manufactures make an option like this?

Good job, I like it.
Steve
 

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What material are you using for the anti-skid stuff on the bottom of the track?

Don

- Don "Dances with Wood" Butler
I am not sure what anti skid you are referring to. The base is simply 2 layer of 1/4 sanded plywood and a layer of 3/16 hardboard laminated together with a dado cut in it. The bottom layer is wider than the middle and top to allow it to be clamped to the work. The dado was cut using a 3/4" pattern bit and was cut about 1/16 deeper than the guide bar is thick.

I prefer laminating thin pieces vs. a single 3/4. I use 1 1/4 thick MDF stir treads (cheap and flat from Lowes) cauls to laminate the 3 thin sheets. This method gives me a flat and rigid base.
 

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I agree with others great idea, might have to do that this weekend. Thx for sharing
 

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That s pretty clever.
Never seen a miter bar on a circ saw before. Now that I have, I can imagine all kinds of uses. Why don t the manufactures make an option like this?

Good job, I like it.
Steve

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They are busy trying to reinvent the wheel.

The aluminum t track has a million good uses.
 

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nice work here, another one I might have to give a try to as I cut a lot of sheet goods down… thanks for posting…
 
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