Making a Cross Cut Sled // Miter Jig // Stop Block // T-Track // Woodworking

Making a Cross Cut Sled // Miter Jig // Stop Block // T-Track // Woodworking

Links Below. Thanks for Watching!

More info on this build – https://www.3x3custom.com/tutorials/cross-cut-sled-with-miter-jig
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TOOLS USED

T-Track – https://amzn.to/2IzbVj1
Hold Down Clamps – https://amzn.to/2GJ9qye
Double T-Track – https://amzn.to/2HnsYFu
T-Track Tape Measure – https://amzn.to/2GLxQmG (This one is Left-Right reading, I actually got one that reads Right-Left)
Calipers – https://amzn.to/2GJN4sc
Feeler Gauge – https://amzn.to/2uXXDq7
HDPE Plastic for Runners – https://amzn.to/2HLwUjC
Router Plane – https://amzn.to/2qfLOqI
Vix Bit – https://amzn.to/2GKQtqV
Block Plane – https://amzn.to/2qfLU1y
Framing Square – https://amzn.to/2GL6yNk

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REFERENCE LINKS

William Ng 5 Cut Method Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbG-n–LFgQ

ShopBuilt Cross Cut Sled – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS3auUv7NBA&t=4s

King’s Fine Woodworking for Miter Jig and easy explanation of 5 cut method – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njsD5W6fcI0

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All the product links above are affiliate links 🙂
Rockler sent me the t-tracks and clamps to use for this sled, even so, all opinions are my own.

50 Comments

  1. Squeek Hobby on January 26, 2023 at 4:07 am

    Fantastic work

  2. John Repash on January 26, 2023 at 4:08 am

    Some Great Ideas very well done & Explained

  3. Rony Aguirre on January 26, 2023 at 4:08 am

    Do you remember the thickness of the hdpe plastic? Your link no longer works. Thanks for sharing. Long time fan

  4. Property Care & Maintenance on January 26, 2023 at 4:09 am

    I want one …

  5. James Flammer on January 26, 2023 at 4:09 am

    Great video!

  6. Bruce Leclerc on January 26, 2023 at 4:10 am

    For just a second you looked like me in my shop. I set things down and then a minute later forget where I put it and walk around looking for it. Thank you. You made me feel a lot better about myself!😂😂😛😛 Oh and BTW your videos are awesome. Thanks.

  7. JumpDog on January 26, 2023 at 4:11 am

    I cant find the stop block with the view marker please help

  8. Aurel Baca on January 26, 2023 at 4:13 am

    Ok

  9. Rchenable on January 26, 2023 at 4:14 am

    Hello… Great video but I amor I’d issue. I have the same table saw you have n I have made 4 sled already, can never get it square using 5 cut method, it’s good but not very square. I reckon it’s the runner in the table saw issue. I cut 19. 5mm n cut it n slide it, cut it again n slide it until its smooth. But when I put both runner together n use the fence as a initial guide, it slide OK…. But there is a little bit of play when you twist the sled, just a little bit. Does that happen to yours? If it does, it’s a big issue? It’s not sliding very smooth, if I thin the runner to slide it the way all the video show, it will be loose n it will have gap in the runner. So I leave it. After using 5 cut, note.. moving the fence towards you or away from you for adjusting the sled fence is correct, I made no mistake about it, but is using the kincrome thin metal gauge an issue? I trust the thickness, but it’s a pain to do this cross cut sled. After using it for a year, it is out again, so I have to take out the screw n do the 5 cut again n re do the runner. Each time I never get it correct. Note I didn’t reuse the old screw hole. Is using Hdpe plastic runner help? Or is it the the little bit of the play in the runner affect the accuracy? But I can alway twist the shed anti clock wise whenever I do the cut as I push the sled towards the blade, so that it’s always the same. Every video I watch on this seems its so easy, they never say its a pain. Same as yours, it’s seems you done it so was easily. What is my issue? Any comment welcome. Thank you in advance… I am thinking of spending $400 to buy a rockler sled, but I saw lousy review their product.

  10. Litehamer on January 26, 2023 at 4:14 am

    Hi thanks for taking the time to put these videos out . I have a budget table saw I’d like to try and use and think a sled would be helpful so I’ll try to figure this out

  11. Lexa Ho Xu on January 26, 2023 at 4:15 am

    👍👍❤️❤️

  12. Rick Braden on January 26, 2023 at 4:19 am

    Great!

  13. Damon Barber on January 26, 2023 at 4:20 am

    Great video and awesome idea of cutting half the front off that doesn’t normally get used anyway. Love your ideas. I’ll be incorporating some of them into mine!

  14. Billly Bob on January 26, 2023 at 4:21 am

    Do you have a video on how you made your table for your saw?

  15. Bernard Douthit on January 26, 2023 at 4:22 am

    One thing that I did with my old sled that I plan to do with my new one (I got delayed, but clamps and miter bars are here) is to attach a thin piece of clear plexiglass to the front fence over the blade opening. I actually got thin plexiglass sheets and I screwed 2 or 3 of them into the fence. They are flexible enough that they bend, but still firm enough to stop dust and larger wood particles.

  16. Bernard Douthit on January 26, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Tamar – you are the best! This is such a great video. I know this video is almost 4 years old, but it reminds me of the SNL Hans & Franz skit – "listen to me now and believe me later" lol. I saw this video before I built my first crosscut sled, and like yours it gets the job done, but isn’t exactly square and it doesn’t have any miter bars in it so if I’m cutting something really small and flat I have to put my hand really close to the blade. I’m going to order all the parts today and get started. By the way Freud makes a great flat head blade that works great for Dado cuts. It’s expensive – about $65 – but totally worth it.

  17. Mark Stephens on January 26, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Those examples you did for the last third of the video are absolute gold!

  18. Damian Fawkner on January 26, 2023 at 4:26 am

    Great video. You explain things really clearly and show your mistakes – which makes me feel better about the many I make! One question though. The flip stop you use on the front fence – it has a clear acrylic guide so you can line up the measuring tape. The ones I saw on Amazon didn’t have that. Can you please post a link?

  19. Larry Bertsch on January 26, 2023 at 4:26 am

    I love your videos. Thank you for your honest approach, and also that you work with the tools you have and adapt. Keep the videos coming. .May I suggest NOT wearing a loose fitting shirt to avoid getting caught.

  20. Jonesing Blues on January 26, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Sorry for the question, but did you add anything later on to stop the sled from tilting back towards you? I saw multiple times it tilting and that didn’t seem right to me.

  21. Mr. Pancakes on January 26, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Look hot when your hair is like that.

  22. mehmet faruk on January 26, 2023 at 4:28 am

    Güzel çalışma 👏👏👏

  23. jia tsay on January 26, 2023 at 4:29 am

    hello!
    Along with saying hello, I always see your video and good teaching, thank you!
    I would like to ask you about a dewald brand saw bench, which model do you recommend me to buy? And which would be better between Dewald and Makita?

  24. ReD Cubo on January 26, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Hermoso. Aunque no entiendo el inglés se entiende perfectamente tus instrucciones… 👍

  25. Gerard Del Monte on January 26, 2023 at 4:31 am

    I am obsessed with trying to get perfect 45 degree miters, so thanks for the miter tip especially. I know this is an older vid, but good knowledge is eternal. Grazie.

  26. coda creator on January 26, 2023 at 4:31 am

    This is how I approach cooking! Works every time (cuz I can leave out onions, which my wife detests and limit ingredients like nuts and fruits which I abhor in my meals).

    I’ve watched a boatload of sled videos, too. There always seem to be materials I don’t have for each plan. Like wood. 😂

  27. Sérgio Mitsuo Matayoshi on January 26, 2023 at 4:32 am

    I like a lot your videos.Congratulations !!!!You are a really wood school !!! I’m from Brazil!

  28. Time for Wakey Wakey on January 26, 2023 at 4:32 am

    i need rockler clamps with a good 6 inch height. are these something i can buy?

  29. Michael Keeton on January 26, 2023 at 4:32 am

    I’m not

  30. R H on January 26, 2023 at 4:33 am

    I made a cross cut sled , all from Polycarbonate and it is awesome. Thank you for the plan that I bought from you.

  31. R H on January 26, 2023 at 4:34 am

    I made a cross cut jig , all from Polycarbonate and it is awesome. Thank you for the plan that I bought from you.

  32. Bob Snow on January 26, 2023 at 4:35 am

    I had to crack up when you stopped and said "Where did I put that???" I do that at least once a day while working in my work space/garage shop …not editing out the mistakes makes your videos real and builds confidence for those wanting to improve their woodworking skills! Again, another great video with my morning coffee… Thank you!

  33. Joao Djalma on January 26, 2023 at 4:37 am

    Superb!

  34. Robert Wood on January 26, 2023 at 4:38 am

    Your videos are inspirational, thanks.

  35. Žiga Skalar on January 26, 2023 at 4:44 am

    Thanks!

  36. Jerky Pat on January 26, 2023 at 4:44 am

    Excellent! I’ll be making one of these. I have an incra miter and my 90..I mean 45’s 😅 are really close but I have a slight gap when I make a picture frame. It’s so close but not perfect. Also, squaring up chess board will be much safer. Thanks for making this video

  37. Qualidade Wmetal on January 26, 2023 at 4:45 am

    Its Great!!😀

  38. Michael Bradford on January 26, 2023 at 4:45 am

    You haven’t changed ( lookwise ) at all after 4 yrs. Amazing ! After viewing this I subscribed and have watched every video since . I’m looking forward to seeing you in your new shop and looking a little further I won’t have to see you freezing in the winter ! The world is a much better place with you in it !

  39. Peter Schunk on January 26, 2023 at 4:48 am

    I very much like showing your videos to my daughters. I want to show them that they can work with tools if they are so inclined. If they choose to learn how to use tools and enjoy it, I hope to spend more time with them!

  40. OldMtnGeezer on January 26, 2023 at 4:49 am

    Love the informal, honest, up-front delivery – minor glitches & all – and especially the interactions with the kids. 3 thumbs up!

  41. Recluse Luddite on January 26, 2023 at 4:52 am

    nice, just watch the loose clothing…

  42. jogi makhani on January 26, 2023 at 4:52 am

    That you gave credit to William Ng who came up with the 5 cut method is commendable. Unlike many other Woodworkers. Nooo! We are not related lol 🙂

  43. Basil Meyer on January 26, 2023 at 4:53 am

    Hi Tamar. What is the depth of your sled?
    The length, you mentioned, is 36 inches- the same as the T track. You mentioned a quarter sheet of plywood but, for where I live, a quarter sheet would be 1200mm x 600mm. I figured your sled is more than 600mm.
    Thank you in advance.
    Basil

  44. Rob Burnside on January 26, 2023 at 4:54 am

    Thank you!!

  45. Luke Knox on January 26, 2023 at 4:54 am

    This is pretty bad ass. one of those things you design in your head while you are falling asleep. wicked.

  46. Shilesh Karunakaran on January 26, 2023 at 4:55 am

    Great video. Thank you for putting it together. Please do update the links in the description.. Many are broken.

  47. Johny Anderson on January 26, 2023 at 4:55 am

    Super woman, love your channel, i learn a lot, thanks 👌

  48. drsteele on January 26, 2023 at 4:56 am

    I love it when u show your mistakes. It’s silly, but it makes me feel better. My favorite stupid thing 2 do is 4get 2 lock down my fence. I go really nuts when I do that.
    You’re so awesome! Engineers mind with an artist’s soul. U go girl!

  49. Edom Lyatuu on January 26, 2023 at 4:56 am

    You are very a good speaker/teacher; but your "videos", YOU ARE GOING WAY WAY TOO FAST!!! I am assuming whoever sees this wants to learn something!!

  50. Larry Goldsmith on January 26, 2023 at 4:58 am

    Hi Tamara – I have become addicted to your videos…. I’m new to wood working as metal has always been my go-to media.. I could always weld my screw-ups, grind it clean and start over :)… your videos have been so helpful in terms of technique and as well as the many things that can be accomplished! AND,IO juts upgraded from my 10" Craftsman saw to a DeWalt 7491RS – mainly because you use a similar saw. I want to make the cross-cut sled, similar to yours (maybe not quite as detailed…. . skill set not quite there yet!) and agree the HDPE would be a good choice foe runners. Can you tel me what thickness you used as the link to the Amazon page is no longer valid. BTW – love the fact that your kids are part of your shop life – too cute :).. Thanks, Larry

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