I built the uccs and the two sawhorses shown here. Ultimate crosscut sled 64 fine woodworking photos.
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Ultimate crosscut sled from fine woodworking. Wide such as cabinet sides and most furniture parts. Carefully made it will crosscut large panels and long boards accu. I haven t seen many larger sleds but some people prefer smaller ones.
The unusual triangular shape and cutouts make the sled easier to handle. Without any mistakes you should have enough material left over for a miniature sled for lighter smaller crosscut work. In addition to mccormack s adjustable sawhorse supporting the sled on the saw s left flank i also use a five foot infeed rip support located on the right side of the sled s runner.
The sled shown in this story handles material up to 24 in. Tailor the sled to suit your work. I can now quickly repeatedly and accurately crosscut cabinet parts and trim work.
I am able to safely crosscut 37 inches. In fine woodworking issue 199 there is a detailed description of the ultimate crosscut sled uccs by john mccormack for those that can t afford a sliding table saw. Welcome to my article of the ultimate crosscut.
I have done so much homework to find my preference of a sled and attributes that make it so versatile. Jim richey copyright 2008 by the taunton press inc. Ultimate crosscut sled revisited.
Ultimate crosscut sled with dust collection. Set up time takes about a minute. This sled is my version of what i think the perfect sled is.
There are so many sleds out there. This sled used with an accompanying sled horse allows you to crosscut large panels and long boards safely accurately and repeatably. Make the bed artisanry at boston university.
Stealth bomber revisited this past summer i constructed the crosscut sled design described by john mccormack in his cover story the ultimate crosscut sled. Copying and distribution of this article is not permitted. Get the step by step plans to build the ultimate crosscut sled here.
The sled rides in the left hand miter gauge slot positioning your body safely to the left of the blade when in use.