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    Crosscut Sled

    Here is a new crosscut sled I made for my table saw constructed from melamine-faced particle board, MDF and hardwood.
    There are double flip-stops on the fence and perspex safety guards.
    Removable, sliding hold-downs complete the accessories.
    A plastic sleeved bolt tightened into the t-slots of the saw table at the appropriate spot ensures that the sled
    stops at the correct position.
    I have put a comprehensive post detailing the calibration of the fence on my blog, which may be of interest to those unfamiliar
    with how to do this. I cover the 5th cut method and the dial indicator method in that post.
    The fence itself is constructed from a build-up of MDF pieces glued together. I chose MDF for its stability. I then fitted a hardwood face to the fence to ensure a good registration surface.
    One end of the fence is fixed with a bolted pivot which enabled the calibration to be done.
    A micro-adjuster was made and fitted at the other end of the fence, again to facilitate the calibration.
    Good calibration of the fence is imperative for square cuts to be maintained.


    Crosscut Sled-screenshot_20170813-134025%5B1%5D.jpg Crosscut Sled-screenshot_20170813-193923%5B1%5D.jpg
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    Nice Job Brendon
    And very well explained about your calibration
    Happy Machining

    Doug

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    Thanks Doug,
    The calibration post on my blog takes a bit of reading. I felt it was too much to put up on this forum.
    Thanks for taking the time to read it.
    Your comment is much appreciated.
    Cheers
    Brendon
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    that is one of the nicest sled I have seen in a long time. I love mine and would not be without if after using it.

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    Thanks for your comment. Much appreciated. A good sled is essential.
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    Thanks Brendon! We've added your Crosscut Sled to our Table Saws category,
    as well as to your builder page: Brendon's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Another excellent Brendon build along similar lines is his award-winning Radial Arm Saw Table:


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    Thanks Guys
    and thanks to the 300 or so people who have taken the trouble to click the link and visit my blog in the past 24 hours.
    I appreciate your interest.
    Brendon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendon View Post
    Thanks Guys
    and thanks to the 300 or so people who have taken the trouble to click the link and visit my blog in the past 24 hours.
    I appreciate your interest.
    Brendon
    You have one of the best forum signatures. Large text, URL spelled out, plus frontloaded CTA (call-to-action): "Visit my blog". Next step would be offering a downloadable freebie like an ebook of projects. You can also use Google Analytics on your site, then convert your forum signature urls to tracking links. This will tell you exactly how many visitors you got from each source.

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    Very nice build. As a beginner in this sort of build, I'd like to see or describe how to build the micro adjuster on the sled so that adjustments can be made to insure the back fence is square. I'm really not clear on how this is done. Thanks again for the great build of the cross cut sled.
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