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Thread: Dead On, Totally Repeatable TS Sled

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    Dead On, Totally Repeatable TS Sled

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    Construction:

    * 1/2” ply base
    * 1/4” ply top
    * 1 1/4” poplar fences
    * Incra T-track and T-track plus
    * Incra precision racks and tape measure (have to add a right to left one and the final extension one on the right); allows for totally accurate and repeatable stop settings to 1/32”.
    * T-bolts and over sized holes to allow for fence adjustment with adjusting bolt (far right in second pic)
    * replaceable zero clearance inserts
    * walnut and MDF flip up stop block with 5/16” plastic bolts for clamping
    * two coats of poly on the bottom, then fully waxed
    * delrin miter bars, no slop, no seasonal movement
    * 36” long and will crosscut boards up to 18” wide

    Used the 5-cut method to adjust the fence and am .001” to .002” off in 15”. I’ll call this Dead On.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Nice! You put a lot of thought into that puppy. I really like the replaceable inserts. Looks heavy.

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    Ted, it weighs in at 22#'s so quite manageable.

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    Very well built. Looks really nice.

    The only suggestion I might have would be to put a guard of some sort where the blade comes through the fence.

    Really like the stop and the replaceable inserts.
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    Brent, the guard is coming. I did not/will not forget it. Thanks for the reminder though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    I really like the replaceable inserts.
    +1 Nice design. The incra stuff is pretty swell as well.

    Now to add an angle cutting system to it

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    Very nice, Robert. The Incra stuff really adds a lot. Love my Incra tools.
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    Brent ... yep, the guard is in place: Click image for larger version. 

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    Ryan ... the miter (angle cut) fences are coming soon.

    Slots in base are for T-bolt secured clamps and function well: Click image for larger version. 

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    And a tease for what is up next: the Incra racks for positioning the stop block make this very doable and repeatable
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    Think "outside the box" but more on this when the project gets started.

    Thanks to all for looking.

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    Dang, Now you are making me want to redo mine!
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