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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Crosscut Sled for Small Parts

Many of my woodworking projects require small parts. The challenge there is cutting the parts accurately and safely. I designed the crosscut sled shown in the photo below to be an easy solution to the problem.

Crosscut Sled Photo
The thing that separates this from other crosscut sleds is the addition of a piece of T-track in the base. The T-track holds a combination stop block and hold-down. The stop block guarantees the parts are cut identically and the hold-down prevents them from moving.
Crosscut Sled Illustration
I like the sled so much I’ve even made a couple others with angled fences. These allow me to cut small mitered parts for segmented turnings.
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