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VIDEO - Mitering and Crosscut Sled

http://www.youtube.com/cp/vjVQa1PpcFO0OWaKr37N_b2VSkncyEwNLCbeGhYzyws=

To download a measured drawing or to see the full photo gallery, click here:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

Project Description:

I just completed a two part video series on how I made my new table saw sled. I've named the new sled the "Super Sled".

The Super Sled combines two of my best shop jigs!

I love my original crosscut sled, so when the voters at Eagle Lake asked me to make a video about how to make that sled, I started to think of ways to improve upon the existing design.

I regularly use two different sleds in my shop:
1. My crosscut sled which I use mainly for crosscutting, and cutting shoulder cuts on tenons.
2. Wood Magazines Universal Tablesaw Jig which I use exclusively for mitering.

While contemplating ways to improve on the design of my crosscut sled, I started to focus on the concept of combining the two sleds. I spent a lot of time modeling the new Super Sled in Google Sketchup and I feel I have come up with one of the most versatile crosscut / mitering sleds around. When you see the video for the construction of the sled, I think you'll be surprised at how easy it is to build for yourself!

Features:

Crosscutting
The Super Sled has all the benefits of my original crosscut sled, including a t-track for adjustable stop blocks. The new sled uses a flip stop, so you can keep the stop in the same place, but flip it up out of the way to make other cuts in between.

With generous capacity to the left and right of the saw blade, the Super Sled can handle just about any crosscut. The main fence is extended out farther on the left side of the blade allowing you to use the flip stop for long cuts.


Mitering

I really love mitering with Wood Magazines Universal Tablesaw jig which is why I wanted to incorporate all the features of this jig into the Super Sled. The Universal Tablesaw jig needs to be switched from one side of the blade to the other when doing complementary miters. With an identical setup on both sides of the blade, you can easily miter on either side of the blade.

The fence used for mitering has a t-track for mounting a stop block or hold downs and can be positioned any where from 0 to about 70 degrees.


Versatility

I designed the Super Sled with versatility in mind. The four slots in the main board of the fence function the same as t-tracks, and allow for the inclusion of stop blocks, the miter fence, and other add-on jigs like a tenon or box joint jig.

The main board for the super sled is 1/2 inch plywood. I went with 1/2 inch plywood so I wouldn't loose very much blade height capacity. The four slots in the main board are 3/8 inch wide from the top, and have a 3/4 inch wide shallow recess in the bottom and will accomodate a standard 5/16 inch t-bolt.


Pictures:


Smiley dude:


Setup for crosscutting


Setup for Mitering


Angling tenon jig:
John,
Could you provide the name of the supplier of the flip stop?
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VIDEO - Mitering and Crosscut Sled

http://www.youtube.com/cp/vjVQa1PpcFO0OWaKr37N_b2VSkncyEwNLCbeGhYzyws=

To download a measured drawing or to see the full photo gallery, click here:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

Project Description:

I just completed a two part video series on how I made my new table saw sled. I've named the new sled the "Super Sled".

The Super Sled combines two of my best shop jigs!

I love my original crosscut sled, so when the voters at Eagle Lake asked me to make a video about how to make that sled, I started to think of ways to improve upon the existing design.

I regularly use two different sleds in my shop:
1. My crosscut sled which I use mainly for crosscutting, and cutting shoulder cuts on tenons.
2. Wood Magazines Universal Tablesaw Jig which I use exclusively for mitering.

While contemplating ways to improve on the design of my crosscut sled, I started to focus on the concept of combining the two sleds. I spent a lot of time modeling the new Super Sled in Google Sketchup and I feel I have come up with one of the most versatile crosscut / mitering sleds around. When you see the video for the construction of the sled, I think you'll be surprised at how easy it is to build for yourself!

Features:

Crosscutting
The Super Sled has all the benefits of my original crosscut sled, including a t-track for adjustable stop blocks. The new sled uses a flip stop, so you can keep the stop in the same place, but flip it up out of the way to make other cuts in between.

With generous capacity to the left and right of the saw blade, the Super Sled can handle just about any crosscut. The main fence is extended out farther on the left side of the blade allowing you to use the flip stop for long cuts.


Mitering

I really love mitering with Wood Magazines Universal Tablesaw jig which is why I wanted to incorporate all the features of this jig into the Super Sled. The Universal Tablesaw jig needs to be switched from one side of the blade to the other when doing complementary miters. With an identical setup on both sides of the blade, you can easily miter on either side of the blade.

The fence used for mitering has a t-track for mounting a stop block or hold downs and can be positioned any where from 0 to about 70 degrees.


Versatility

I designed the Super Sled with versatility in mind. The four slots in the main board of the fence function the same as t-tracks, and allow for the inclusion of stop blocks, the miter fence, and other add-on jigs like a tenon or box joint jig.

The main board for the super sled is 1/2 inch plywood. I went with 1/2 inch plywood so I wouldn't loose very much blade height capacity. The four slots in the main board are 3/8 inch wide from the top, and have a 3/4 inch wide shallow recess in the bottom and will accomodate a standard 5/16 inch t-bolt.


Pictures:


Smiley dude:


Setup for crosscutting


Setup for Mitering


Angling tenon jig:
Hey Wade, I got that flip stop from Peachtree Woodworking:
http://www.ptreeusa.com/ttrackproducts.htm#1104
 

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Shop Built Tenon Jig

I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled - the Tenon Jig.
It's pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around.

The Tenon Jig's features include:
- micro adjustment feature
- built in scale
- unique leveling system

For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the "Browse This Projects Files" link towards the top:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx





 

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Shop Built Tenon Jig

I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled - the Tenon Jig.
It's pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around.

The Tenon Jig's features include:
- micro adjustment feature
- built in scale
- unique leveling system

For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the "Browse This Projects Files" link towards the top:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx





Great idea John. I like this one much better than the delta jig that I have.
 

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Shop Built Tenon Jig

I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled - the Tenon Jig.
It's pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around.

The Tenon Jig's features include:
- micro adjustment feature
- built in scale
- unique leveling system

For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the "Browse This Projects Files" link towards the top:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx





Do you have any dimensioned plans for this jig that might be available? Just curious. I have had a need for this type of jig for some time but have never ventured there as to date.

Dave
http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com
 

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Shop Built Tenon Jig

I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled - the Tenon Jig.
It's pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around.

The Tenon Jig's features include:
- micro adjustment feature
- built in scale
- unique leveling system

For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the "Browse This Projects Files" link towards the top:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx





Thank you Julian and Dave!

Dave, there's a PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig available for download at my site. Or if you like Sketchup, there's a Sketchup file for download as well.

Go to the project page and click on the "Browse This Projects Files" link towards the top:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx
 

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Shop Built Tenon Jig

I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled - the Tenon Jig.
It's pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around.

The Tenon Jig's features include:
- micro adjustment feature
- built in scale
- unique leveling system

For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the "Browse This Projects Files" link towards the top:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx





John A nice looking addition to the super sled.
 

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Shop Built Tenon Jig

I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled - the Tenon Jig.
It's pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around.

The Tenon Jig's features include:
- micro adjustment feature
- built in scale
- unique leveling system

For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the "Browse This Projects Files" link towards the top:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx





John, as always another super post. It is very generous of you to make these available to the public.
Thanks.
 

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Shop Built Tenon Jig

I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled - the Tenon Jig.
It's pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around.

The Tenon Jig's features include:
- micro adjustment feature
- built in scale
- unique leveling system

For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the "Browse This Projects Files" link towards the top:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx





Thank you Karson and Rich!
I've got one more video in this series - I'm going to show how to make and use the mitering fence. I have a neat trick up my sleeve for setting the angles. I look forward sharing it with all of you.
 

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Shop Built Tenon Jig

I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled - the Tenon Jig.
It's pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around.

The Tenon Jig's features include:
- micro adjustment feature
- built in scale
- unique leveling system

For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the "Browse This Projects Files" link towards the top:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx





For some reason your site won't load??
 

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Shop Built Tenon Jig

I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled - the Tenon Jig.
It's pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around.

The Tenon Jig's features include:
- micro adjustment feature
- built in scale
- unique leveling system

For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the "Browse This Projects Files" link towards the top:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx





Great information ! Thank you for sharing : )
 

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Mitering Fence

I just completed the latest video in the Super Sled series - the Miter Fence. Cut accurate and reproducible miters with this shop made miter fence designed for use with the Super Sled. Using a stop block for repeatable cuts allows you to get the exact same size pieces each and every time you miter. This versatile setup can cut a wide range of angles safely and accurately on the table saw. The Miter Fence video for the Super Sled series shows the construction of the fence and two different kind of stop blocks. The setup process for mitering with the fence is also shown.

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You can also watch the video and download measured drawings at Eagle Lake Woodworking:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

Some pictures of the new mitering fence:






 

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Mitering Fence

I just completed the latest video in the Super Sled series - the Miter Fence. Cut accurate and reproducible miters with this shop made miter fence designed for use with the Super Sled. Using a stop block for repeatable cuts allows you to get the exact same size pieces each and every time you miter. This versatile setup can cut a wide range of angles safely and accurately on the table saw. The Miter Fence video for the Super Sled series shows the construction of the fence and two different kind of stop blocks. The setup process for mitering with the fence is also shown.

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You can also watch the video and download measured drawings at Eagle Lake Woodworking:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

Some pictures of the new mitering fence:






John, this is a nice video and that is a nice sled. I will favorite this as I have a new saw on order and was going to make one of these once it is ready to go. This looks like a really nice addition to improve your table saw's performance.

Thanks for the post.
 

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Mitering Fence

I just completed the latest video in the Super Sled series - the Miter Fence. Cut accurate and reproducible miters with this shop made miter fence designed for use with the Super Sled. Using a stop block for repeatable cuts allows you to get the exact same size pieces each and every time you miter. This versatile setup can cut a wide range of angles safely and accurately on the table saw. The Miter Fence video for the Super Sled series shows the construction of the fence and two different kind of stop blocks. The setup process for mitering with the fence is also shown.

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You can also watch the video and download measured drawings at Eagle Lake Woodworking:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

Some pictures of the new mitering fence:






John A great addition to the sled. A great job and thanks for sharing.
 

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Mitering Fence

I just completed the latest video in the Super Sled series - the Miter Fence. Cut accurate and reproducible miters with this shop made miter fence designed for use with the Super Sled. Using a stop block for repeatable cuts allows you to get the exact same size pieces each and every time you miter. This versatile setup can cut a wide range of angles safely and accurately on the table saw. The Miter Fence video for the Super Sled series shows the construction of the fence and two different kind of stop blocks. The setup process for mitering with the fence is also shown.

'

You can also watch the video and download measured drawings at Eagle Lake Woodworking:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

Some pictures of the new mitering fence:






Thank you Scott and Karson.

Scott - I based the mitering system on WOOD Magazine's universal Tablesaw Jig, which I have been using for years. To have that same capability in my crosscut sled is really a winning combination for me.
 

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Mitering Fence

I just completed the latest video in the Super Sled series - the Miter Fence. Cut accurate and reproducible miters with this shop made miter fence designed for use with the Super Sled. Using a stop block for repeatable cuts allows you to get the exact same size pieces each and every time you miter. This versatile setup can cut a wide range of angles safely and accurately on the table saw. The Miter Fence video for the Super Sled series shows the construction of the fence and two different kind of stop blocks. The setup process for mitering with the fence is also shown.

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You can also watch the video and download measured drawings at Eagle Lake Woodworking:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

Some pictures of the new mitering fence:






john great fence i have the sled almost done so i thought. will make the fence now
thanks
 

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Mitering Fence

I just completed the latest video in the Super Sled series - the Miter Fence. Cut accurate and reproducible miters with this shop made miter fence designed for use with the Super Sled. Using a stop block for repeatable cuts allows you to get the exact same size pieces each and every time you miter. This versatile setup can cut a wide range of angles safely and accurately on the table saw. The Miter Fence video for the Super Sled series shows the construction of the fence and two different kind of stop blocks. The setup process for mitering with the fence is also shown.

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You can also watch the video and download measured drawings at Eagle Lake Woodworking:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

Some pictures of the new mitering fence:






Hey Eddy, I'm glad to hear you're building one. I think you'll like the mitering capability - I think it's pretty versatile and very accurate. Please post a project / blog entry here with some pictures when you finish yours - I'd like to see how it turns out.
 

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Mitering Fence

I just completed the latest video in the Super Sled series - the Miter Fence. Cut accurate and reproducible miters with this shop made miter fence designed for use with the Super Sled. Using a stop block for repeatable cuts allows you to get the exact same size pieces each and every time you miter. This versatile setup can cut a wide range of angles safely and accurately on the table saw. The Miter Fence video for the Super Sled series shows the construction of the fence and two different kind of stop blocks. The setup process for mitering with the fence is also shown.

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You can also watch the video and download measured drawings at Eagle Lake Woodworking:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

Some pictures of the new mitering fence:






Thank you John so very much for showing me your sled. I did build one very similar to yours. Few minor changes on my design. But it does work so well. Made mine from redoak with base being red oak ply. I had been thinking about building one for a long time. I saw your design and it clicked perfect design. So easy to use and very accurate. I added a blade cover across the top. Mostly to satisfy my wife. She always worries about injuries from power tools. To me that funny cause I own a machine shop. And been working in machine shops since I was 16. Wood working has been a hobby I have loved since the age of 14. I am addicted to this website and want to say EagleLakewoodworking.com is a great site as well. Thank you for the inspiration.
 

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Mitering Fence

I just completed the latest video in the Super Sled series - the Miter Fence. Cut accurate and reproducible miters with this shop made miter fence designed for use with the Super Sled. Using a stop block for repeatable cuts allows you to get the exact same size pieces each and every time you miter. This versatile setup can cut a wide range of angles safely and accurately on the table saw. The Miter Fence video for the Super Sled series shows the construction of the fence and two different kind of stop blocks. The setup process for mitering with the fence is also shown.

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You can also watch the video and download measured drawings at Eagle Lake Woodworking:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

Some pictures of the new mitering fence:






thanks for the information, the one i was refering to was made of all wood and the pieces that set the angels had slots in them for the final adjustements, if i remember the underside of the sled had t nuts and had boltes going through the top of the angle guides into the t nuts on the underside of the sled
maby this will help
thanks again ,lum
 
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