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· In Loving Memory
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I have only one sled that is dedicated to frame cutting at 45° and because it cuts so perfect, I don't want to remove the triangle and use it also for normal crosscutting.

Actually, I have two "half sleds" and sliding table so I don't need a sled for crosscutting.

I made this sled with small pieces ripping and crosscutting in mind.

As you'll see my TS is not "normal" and I have only one narrow miter slot so I had to make an "Outer runner" that runs on the table edge.
The benefit of such a method is that first, the runner in the miter slot does not have to "fit snugly" and second, if the sled runners gets loose (play), I can always "re-tight" (or loosen, in case of humidity changes effect) or even change the "outer runner" to a new one without effecting the "Squareness" of the sled.

Because the subject is very long…I mean, many pics (above 150), I divided it to 4 or 5 parts that I'll post it in a few different threads.

So, lets start….building the sled…

Regards
niki

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· In Loving Memory
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thank you so much for you kind words

Yettiman
My miter slot is only 10mm (3/8") and I don't like to make the runner to "Fit snugly", it may bind with weather changes….not only but, after some time, the runner will become loose and I shall have to make a new sled.

The "outer runner" is so easy to make, it keeps the sled tight and I can push with both hands (in case of one runner, I must push at the runner line to avoid binding) and as I said, I can always re-adjust the "outer runner" to eliminate any play or binding.

Regards
niki
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Thank you for your comments Gary

Well, as I said, "part I"....on the next "episodes" you'll see my solutions.

Your sled looks like a panel cutting sled with at least 24" capacity.
My sled is much smaller and as I said, "with small pieces ripping and crosscutting in mind".

As for big boards, I have this one with 39" capacity….did I mention "Euro Prices" :)
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niki
 
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