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Thread: Modified my panel sled...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel

    Modified my panel sled...

    Thanks to Larry....

    I had a little free time today at the house... (copmuter problems on the work machine, so I'm sitting home twiddling my thumbs)

    After picking up scraps and sweeping out the shop among other little things (didnt' want to get into anything too involved, in case I had to drop things and go to w***), I decided that I would listen to Larry's advice not too long ago, and put a block on the back of my crosscut sled. It was just something quick and easy to do, so it ain't pretty, but it is there ,and I'm sure it will help.

    I'm planning on making a much smaller crosscut sled in the 'near' future, but there's a lot more stuff in the storage unit yet to come home, so it may be awhile.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan

    By george!!!!

    He does listen i know of guy that wished he had that option on his a few years ago.. and if you get aoutfeed table set up have it stop your sled before going threw... if i get time i will try to get a pic or two to explain better. safty should be no.1 in any shop large or small. and belive me i anint no angel

    Attachment 23391shows the blade buried in the fence and back block

    Attachment 23392 back block

    Attachment 23393stop block attached to fence
    Attachment 23394stop block engauged in the outfeed table mitre slot
    Last edited by larry merlau; 08-28-2008 at 08:27 PM.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Cedar Park, TX
    That stop is a great idea. I've got a second thickness of material on mine, but nothing but my attention span to prevent me from cutting through it and into what ever appendage might be in line with the blade as it comes through.

    "If politics wasn't built on careful deception it wouldn't need its own word and techniques. It would just be called honesty, education, and leadership."
    Bob "Phydeaux" Stewart one day on Woodnet

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    I also made some kind of "travel stops" so, I don't push too much nor pull too much...

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