Today I spent part of the day making a crosscut sled that doesnt make good crosscuts :mad: . I went with a 2x4 fence (at the front as opposed to the rear to increase capacity) and used plywood for the base and oak as the "runner" that fits in the mitre track.
I ran a few test pieces and it was off. Any tips on how to correct my errors?
It was created as follows:
base: 18 x 24 (1/2" plywood)
fence: 24" (2x4)
The fence was simply attached to the base with counter sunk screws and some wood glue. I then counter sunk and screwed/glued a 3/8 x 3/4 runner which fits snuggly in the mitre gauge slot. I ran the whole assembly though the blade to get a zero clearance edge. I chccked the fence for 90 degrees with the base using a combination level and everything seemed okay. Did i miss something? Why are my crosscuts 1/8" (or more) off? I was hoping to use this jig to square off panels for cabinets/etc (since I don't have a panel saw like I do in my cabinet making class shop).
thanks in advance for your advice.