I set about making a cross cut sled, and I am almost done. I "borrowed" some ideas from here. Thanks for the good Ideas Glenn !
I also added some things that I thought might be handy.
Some extras that I added are:
-Adjustable front and rear fences - this made squaring up the fence very easy - swiped this one from Glenn
-Handles - so I don't have to grab the fence possibly throwing it out of square.
-T-Track in the fence - for use with a stop block for repeated cuts.
-Zero Clearance Insert for standard blade & Dado use - another swipe
-T-Track mounted into the sled for integrated material clamping up to 8 1/4in widths. This can be extended in the future if the need arises.
-The clamping blocks are built with a lip that over hangs the edge of the sled to keep them from twisting when they are tightened down.
-If you flip the clamping blocks over they can be set as guides to allow for mitered cuts.
Not an extra, but a very good idea, I put the runners in the miter slots with double stick carpet tape on them, then butted the sled up against the TS fence and lowered it on to the tape & runners. Thanks again, Glenn.
I have already started waxing the bottom and runners. The only thing left is to attach the ZCI to the sled.
sled - 3/4in birch ply
fences - pine (milled down from a 4x4)
clamping blocks - white oak
stop block - 3/4in birch ply
ZCI - 1/4in birch ply
T-Track & knobs - from Rockler
Toilet bolts - used in fences and with T-track