One Sled, Two Jobs

Once you have a table saw, a good cross-cut sled is nearly a requirement.  There are TONS of videos out there about building them and I plan on doing a video roundup of the best ones soon.

In the meantime, I want to tell you about the one Linn from Darbin Orvar has designed.  There are a few things that I like about this cross-cut sled:

  1. The simplicity of the design – it’s functional, yet approachable
  2. The forethought put into the design – see the 2nd video of this post
  3. The clamping system – I’d like to keep all my fingers

Watch how she builds the sled first, then scroll down to see the box-joint modification that she added.

Linn’s Cross-Cut Sled

Ok, now that you’ve built yourself a sled it’s time to take it up a notch.  Yesterday Linn posted a new video detailing how she basically transforms her cross-cut sled into a box-joint jig.   As a guy who works in a small shop I really like the idea of jigs having multiple uses.  I see these guys with entire walls filled with jigs and I think “I just don’t have space for all of those things!”

So Linn’s multipurpose sled/jig is a concept that I am really excited about.  And the construction is just as simple as the sled was.  Watch the video below to see how, with a few extra pieces, she converts one useful tool into another.

If you like the kind of work that Linn is doing over at Darbin Orvar follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

Cross-Cut to Box-Joint Conversion

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