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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:46 PM

Things were slow at the raceway today so I finally had time to build the below device.

It was a minor PIA to build, but it should make my life easier and safer in the future.

I may still add a few things, but this will do for the moment.

 

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:42 AM

I'm going to guess you're adding a few clamps?


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:58 AM

Neat idea, Mike! I've made cutoff sleds for my tablesaws but hadn't thought of using one on a bandsaw.  I do have some brass to cut, so I'll have to build my own.

 

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:11 AM

This is gonna kill Dremel cut-off wheel sales.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:16 AM

Do you use double stick tape to hold the pieces in place?


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:25 AM

Neat, Mike! I made a crosscut sled for my portable table saw back when I used to make a lot of cabinets for built-ins and kitchens and baths to crosscut 24" material (birch, oak, maple ply, etc.). Made it safe, accurate, and easy to do this task and was a really big help.  

 

On the table saw, you get two miter gauge slots, which made the sled rock solid. On the band saw, and with only a single slot, I see you made the runner longer than the sled... good one!


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:02 AM

I'm really looking forward to the Chicagoland 3 piece custom cut retro chassis front section with pans. These will be the only squarely cut pieces in my entire chassis. Making Chassis Building Easier. MCBE!
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:39 PM

I'll add them if I need them for a particular project.
 While I might do that if I was slicing off a fairly small piece, you don't have to when you are doing something like I show in the pics.
 
You just hold it down and against the fence.
 Yeah, somewhere the light bulb went on and I realized I had to make the miter guide longer so it there was always 100%, or near 100%, engagement.
 
I also realized I needed to make jig base, longer/bigger, so I wouldn't slice it in half. LOL
 I did this to trim off the pans off a JK D311 pan, to use in my GVP kits.
 
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I'm going to guess you're adding a few clamps?

I'll add them if I need them for a particular project.
 

Do you use double stick tape to hold the pieces in place?

While I might do that if I was slicing off a fairly small piece, you don't have to when you are doing something like I show in the pics.
 
You just hold it down and against the fence.
 

Neat, Mike! I made a crosscut sled for my portable table saw back when I used to make a lot of cabinets for built-ins and kitchens and baths to crosscut 24" material (birch, oak, maple ply, etc.). Made it safe, accurate, and easy to do this task and was a really big help.  
 
On the table saw, you get two miter gauge slots, which made the sled rock solid. On the band saw, and with only a single slot, I see you made the runner longer than the sled... good one!

Yeah, somewhere the light bulb went on and I realized I had to make the miter guide longer so it there was always 100%, or near 100%, engagement.
 
I also realized I needed to make jig base, longer/bigger, so I wouldn't slice it in half. LOL
 

I'm really looking forward to the Chicagoland 3 piece custom cut retro chassis front section with pans. These will be the only squarely cut pieces in my entire chassis. Making Chassis Building Easier. MCBE!

I did this to trim off the pans off a JK D311 pan, to use in my GVP kits.
 
20170611_162628-1.jpg
After cutting, before smoothing out on the disc sander.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:32 PM

I did interior trim work for 4 or 5 years way back in the day. And a little bit of cabinet work. I've been trying figure out why I've never heard nor seen a crosscutting sled until now. It dawned on me that we had a radial arm saw and had no need for one. Cabinet shops had radial arm saws as well. But not every trim man had one, so I'm not sure how everyone else was making wide cross cuts.


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