TM reader and photo pool member Vince posted this photo of his self-made cross-cut sled: a fixture designed to simplify table saw cross cuts — and keep fingers out of the blade. From his Flickr photo comments:
“The T-track runners are yellowheart ripped to 5/16″ deep and 3/4″ wide. The baseboard is MDF, and the front and rear fences are yellowheart. The base is painted, and there’s polyurethant on all top surfaces. The entire bottom is waxed with paste wax, and the rear fence is set at 90-degrees to the saw kerf to ensure accurate (and safe!) cross-cuts.”
Nice job! If you’d like to build one of these yourself, be sure to check out Vince’s other photos in the pool as he shows the process in some detail. And if you have the time, sign up for Flickr, join Toolmonger’s group, and share some photos of your recent projects, tools, or shops. We’ll keep an eye out for ’em in the center column of Toolmonger!
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