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A few weeks back, while cleaning shop, I bumped into my CCS. Well, I hadn't put it away properly and sure enough, when she fell, she fell with a bang or should I say CRACK. Splitting both the front and back brace, or rail or what ever they are called. Anyways, not one to pass up an excuse for a new project. I decided it was time to upgrade and build a top shelf sled. Below are several pics of the work in progress...
I've posted this with the hope of sparking a few ideas out there...

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First, I'd like to give credit where credit is due.. idea inspired by a sled I ran across in the Sawmill forum: Mark Marzluf's "my new sled"
I've already consided a few changes/additiions. not the least of which will be
extending the zero clearance insert to the left side as well. Since insertion of the insert isnt' going to be a big deal, Might as well include both sides.
I think I"ll add a laterial t-trac a few inches in front of the front rail so as I will then able to cut multiple small pieces at one time.
Not pictured is a portion of the front rail to the right of kerf, I'll fabricate a insert that will allow for the cutting of box joints. when done, I should be able to nicely achieve crosscuts, box joints and miter cuts all off of one piece of equipment..Well see how it goes
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This is a very interesting design Bill, and way beyond anything I"d ever considered in a CC sled. I look forward to your ongoing progress, as I continue thinking through your use of the Incra track and fence. Hmm... :->

Thank you for taking the time to photograph your progress!

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first let me say sorry for the quality of the pics.. a photographer I aint'!!! *L*...

the t track on the bed will serve for miters, (that jig will be included later)...also as '
holddowns track..
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I HAVE to make one of these very soon. I have been looking at several designs and am always interested in someone else's ideas. Thanks for posting, I'll be watching this thread. And BTW that's a VERY nice looking sled!

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Yea.. and the walnut is almost too purdy to cut into!

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Thanks guys.. since ya seem interested enough, I'll keep ya posted and put up more pics as she moves along...right now I'm on the fence as to which miter guides to use. On my old sled I used Incra slides. At the time they were Inca's best, Now they have a newer version out at a considerble price increase. However, the 25 inch version has 3 adjustable guides which is something I like. It seems to be there has got to be a better mouse trap for the miter slot... a "V" grove perhaps?
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I've been waiting to see what you choose for sliders, Bill.. and the length!

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Amazing how time flies.. the older you get the faster it goes!!!

Finally had time to assemble my sled, here's a few pics for those of you interested. Probably should have put this thing in the jigs and fixtures thread. oh well. I also included some pics of an miter slide I made a few years back ...hope it sparks some interest..
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Hey Bill.... you're not really going to use that thing are you? Waaaaay to nice to use

That is about the most first class job I have laid eyes on for a CC sled. I am bookmarking this thread for further study and possibly build one for myself. May have to call on you for some measuring and such if you don't mind.


Excellent work and thanks for taking the time to share.
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