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.
- The simplicity of the design – it’s functional, yet approachable
- The forethought put into the design – see the 2nd video of this post
- 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.