I'm Sophie Tubbs and this is the super cross cut sled why not woodworking magazines say things like that all the time there's gonna call it the SuperDuper awesome life-changing cure tuberculosis crosscut sled but I decided tone it down a little bit you got to use good plywood the best you get your hands on luckily for us we got a local joint here that sells good maple plywood Home Depot Oh dat'll sets gonna crap there's a lot of spin and teeth suppose you could do it with a router table like to do in Europe but router table skin crap huh yeah I decided to fancy this one up a little bit I rounded off the corners at the stash do a little sanding you know I like my crosscut sled to be classy I did have to use the router table to cut the slots down the center of some of those dedos those are stop cuts and that's really not that hard to do on a router table if you just put a piece of tape on your fence to show you where the center of your bit is and then you can stop when you're marking at that point this projects were great for getting rid of a lot of those little scraps that I just can't bring myself to throw up I made these little blocks that support the fence and they keep the face of it perpendicular to the bottom of the slide but you have to be careful you got to make sure that those blocks are square it might seem like small parts of a larger project but if they're not right the whole thing is not going to function brah Brett Nils yeah I love those things I don't know what we did without them I don't have to clamp anything anymore I just shoot a few nails in and then I move on to the rest of the assembly I pretty sure that's how they built the pyramids yeah that part was a little touchy I had to attach the fence the top of all those blocks and I had to make sure the face was perpendicular but between the face and those blocks are the sliding fence extenders and those had to be loose but not wobbly and I had to glue it all up and manage the glue squeeze-out but I managed forget about Brad nailers I mean what do we do before the combination square I use that thing on every project I really don't know what I do without that you build as many chicks as I do you use a ton of t-track i order mine by the case seriously by the case one of my favorite parts of the sled are the replaceable inserts they support the fibers beneath your workpiece you get a nice clean cut kind of like the zero clearance insert in your table saw and you can use different inserts for different widths of datasets and blades so it's really handy I don't know why all homemade slides don't have these things I made my own runners from an old plastic cutting board I stole from my waste kitchen yeah yeah she was pleased I put double-sided tape on the runners and then I carefully set my sled down on top of them using the table saw fence so that it would fall right in line with the blade and it would be Square to the blade you also have to be careful when you lift it back up because that tape is on all that is sticky and you don't want those runners to move at all before you get some screws in them to uh securement weights cutting that first kerf just feels awesome it's like the culmination of this whole project at least it'll be awesome if you didn't screw it up and the whole thing falls into two pieces when you cut that curve I made a simple stop block that will fit in the T track on top these are great for making really accurate cross cuts especially if you've got to do more than one in the same length I love these fence extensions they really extend the capacity for those stat blocks and they support the workpiece there's one on each end so you can cut from either side of the blade and all the sleds just the first part of this project I also made three jigs that attach to the slant so you can cut finger joints spline miters half-laps Tenon's bridle joints all that kind of stuff I also made some really cool micro adjusters that attach to the fence but I would take a break maybe have a cold one and we'll get to that one a little bit you

SUPER table saw sled crosscuts, tenons, finger/box joints, splines, dovetails and more!

37 thoughts on “SUPER table saw sled crosscuts, tenons, finger/box joints, splines, dovetails and more!

  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Is the fence face designed to float above the sled panels? The fence blocks and fence extensions are 3 1/8" where the fence face is only 3". Or am I completely off?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Is there a way to easily modify the plans so I can lock down the front fence after applying the 5-cut method for accuracy?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Auto-caption: "I'm Sophie Tubbs…"

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Do you still have the incra table saw system?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Plans were good and when I had an issue they were very responsive with helping me out. Only couple problems I found (at least for me) were the slots ended up getting in the way of my runners, so I could only use one runner instead of two. The sled is also ENORMOUS. I would recommend the mini sled at most, the full sized one is way too big. It gets heavy to lift on and off, and it is cumbersome to store. No knock on the quality of the design, but it is a bit impractical.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    I can vouch for the quality of this design and the usefulness of the inexpensive plans. I was impressed with the videos and my old tablesaw sled was pretty primitive, so I decided to buy the plans. There was not much online from others who had actually made the sleds and jigs, so I was not sure if this was going to be as good a deal as I was hoping

    So far I have made the mega-sled, the stop blocks, micro adjusters, the miter attachments, and the mortise jig. From a 5×5 sheet of baltic birch plywood, I still have enough left over for either the mini-sled, or two more jigs.

    So many jigs sound good and look good in the videos, but when you go to use them, you find out the flaws and limitations. I waited until I'd used the sled and attachments for a couple of months before posting this comment, and I have to say I am very pleased with the plans, and with the completed sled and jigs. If you want to use this for fine woodworking, you do have to take your time and make sure everything is dead square as you proceed, but the step-by-step instructions, measurements, photos, and cutlists make this very doable. Everything about this jig makes my job easier. The wing extensions, the stop blocks, and even the micro-adjusters (which first struck me as a cute gimmick) allow for precise work. The replaceable zero-clearance inserts are a brilliant idea.

    Two pieces of advice. The quality of even the best plywood at my local Lowes and Home Depot is not as good as what Stumpy describes in his video. So I opted to go to the local lumber yard for some true Baltic Birch. Pricey at $50, but you can get most of the sleds and jigs from this one sheet if you plan carefully, and the quality of the plywood really makes for an easier build and a superior outcome.. Secondly, I opted for the adjustable aluminum sled runners. I payed $30 for two of the 18" miter bars from Rockler. They are a good size for the mega-sled, and are easy to adjust for precise fit. If you are not planning to use this sled for fine woodworking, then using the homemade runners would make sense.

    Finally, you get a truckload of excellent buildable plans for $20. This covers 3 sleds and all the jigs.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Great projects brother Stumpy! They should make you an honorary Canadian lOl. I've been Stumpy nubs project binge watching most of the weekend. Thanks for the great videos and information. Do the plans for the super table saw sled include the fence extensions? Thanks again!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Stumpy's my hero I love this guy

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Love the sled, awesome…Just had my first munched thumb, last week…Yes a newbie…Safety all the way, great chanel, thanks

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Hi James, great video. You mentioned you order your t-track by the case. Where do you get it? Thanks

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Best sled Evahhhh

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Good sled, hate the dinky-do runners (sled is too heavy for them) but love the replaceable inserts. Even the best plans have room for improvement, and longer runners were Job1 for this project. "The Office" one-way interview schtick is rubbing me the wrong way tonight – sometimes I enjoy the whole "stumpy nubs" thing… tonight it gave me a headache. Sorry James – watching after too many "cold ones" that I did deserve LOL.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Dude. That is awesome. GREAT; Professional work.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Subscriber since you started! I recently bought the plans for the sled and started getting material out for the build but immediately ran into a glitch – no dimensions for part G (main fence) in the materials list, and a listing for "2 – Miter fences" which are only 2" tall and  don't seem to ever be used in the build. I presume the main fence is 3 1/8 X 36, but it would help if you amended the plan to correct the materials list. Thanks for providing such a valuable resource for woodworkers!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    At around 2:55, did you start putting the wrong extension fence on so it was backward, and then cut to putting it in right at 3:00? For some reason this really stuck out at me and was messing with me.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    The music was a bit annoying.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Your plan says 1/4" t slot bolts but the link to Rockler only sale 5/16". Guessing it doesn't make much difference.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    I really like this design but I would not try to square a sled using the runners. I'll have to figure out how to assemble it so as to be able to adjust the fence after a 5-cut test. Otherwise, great project!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Hi James / Stumpy,
    Love your videos and your book.
    I have a question if I may.
    I have a RYOBI table saw that utilizes a sliding miter bed instead of miter tracks.
    I have been wanting to build this sled, but am struggling with how to over come the sled registration to the table saw bed issue.
    The only two options that I have come up with to date are:
    – Create a plywood cap with miter tracks to be attached to current table saw bed.
    – ISSUE: In doing so, I will no longer be able to used rip fence without removing the proposed plywood cap.
    – Attempt to create sled and register against outer edges of the table saw bed.
    – CONCERN: Table saw bed is 32" wide and that seems like a lot of surface friction for the sled.

    Would you happen to have any suggestions / ideas?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    i miss the humor like the early shows😕

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    people do'nt get that this video is so funny…

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Wow, you seam like a super nice guy! and thanks for the video's!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    OK you may indeed be a funnier version of Norm Abram.   Where can I get the plans please?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    I like the idea of this mutil-fixture sled,  so I went and bought the plan.   There is one issue that I have with it.   In both the video and plan, you glue the back fence in place without making sure that the fence is square to the blade.  And I don't see any ability to adjust that once it's glued in place.  With all the other sled videos that I've watched,  the fence is held in place by one screw to act as a pivot point, the fence is squared to the blade, then secured.   How can I ensure with this design that I can square it up properly?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    I love your videos man. Really.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Super sled one plan or two…….Thanks

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    How do you tweak the alignment of the fence, say using the 5 cut system, to ensure a perfect square crosscut?  I just bought the plans, and like all the other features!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Great sled… well done.
    Love the format!!!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    I like the new format Stumpy, though I'll always have a special place in my heart for the Red Green Show vibe of earlier episodes. Awesome sled.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Ordered the plans for this one, well worth the money! Thanks Stumpy 😀

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    @Spencer Bradbrook  – I get my T-track here: http://www.rockler.com/search/go?w=t-track&asug=&sli_uuid=&sli_sid=?utm_source=bluecollarwoodworking&utm_medium=digad&utm_campaign=BG017

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Such a versatile design. Where do you get your t track?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Another great project! Well done. You deserve a cold one!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Hey Stumpy, would it be possible for you to look right in the camera and personally address me by name?  Thanks.  Oh yeah, I'd like a sketchup drawing of the sled plans for free, that'd be great, thanks.  I have a laundry list of other complaints I'll get back to you on, so stand by.

    (Love the sled, thanks for the video!)

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Love the design of the sled – it looks mahvelous dahling! I love, love, love your new video presentation style too! Your more subtle humor in the homemade workshop videos really works in keeping the video entertaining without overpowering the how-to point of the video. I appreciate all the effort you put into these productions! Great work!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    I just purchased the Incra 5000. If I would have seen this video first I may have gone with your sled instead 🙂

    Great video Mr. Stumpy.

    PS, the Incra 5000 is awesome. Use the 5-cut method to square and you're money.

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