Table saw sled build
Just another boring build thread ... this one is for a sled for my table saw.
I watched the "woodworking for mere mortals" sled video, and thought, "I can make one of those". Then I watched a "5 cuts to a perfect sled" video, and thought, "wow, that is something I should do when I make my sled".
So I looked around the garage and found a piece of 3/4" BC ply that was a good size and got to work. I ground off the tabs of my saw's miter tracks, and ripped a couple of 5/8" pieces for the runners and glued them on the bottom.
The "5 cuts" guy made his front face 1 1/2" thick, so I cut two 3" wide pieces to glue together for that. I found another shorter piece of 3/4" ply scrap I could used for the back face. The "mere mortals" guy put a t-track in his, so I put a t-track in mine. I glued the back support down, and put one screw in each end the front face.
That is where I am now: ready to make my 5 cuts and tweak the front face to make it perpendicular.
You will notice that the front face is not flush against the edge of the slde: that is because my square showed that this orientation for the face is closer to 90 than having it flush against the edge.
Last edited by Chris Curl; 12-11-2012 at 08:14 PM.