Goodbye Sleddy. Hello, Sledwick

by Miss Violet DeVille August 30 Maker

Working on a new piece of organizational furniture, I had the realization that the first crosscut sled I made wasn't cutting it anymore. My table saw is built from a Ryobi job site table saw bolted to a custom-built wheeled stand with locking casters. It makes it easy to move it around my small workspace. Being a job site table saw, the table surface is not a big surface. 

Sleddy, the first crosscut sled I builtSleddy, the first crosscut sled I builtSleddy, my first crosscut sled had a few design issues that made it less than useful for me. First was the screw heads. This was was before I invested in some countersink bits and the screw heads would catch in the table saw's track if I wasn't careful. This sucked by itself, but it wasn't a deal-breaker. Perhaps the biggest flaw is the combination of how short it was combined with having a back fence too.

Working on this new organizational project for my workout space, I realized I need to make a new crosscut sled. It had to have a bigger area and with only one fence, so it accommodates even larger payloads. Add in two rails, rather than a single rail, and made from MDF for a much smoother finish. Finish with some sanding and paint job with a directional arrow.

Sledwick, crosscut sled 2.0Copyright

Already, I've seen improvements in the ease of use, the slide action. In the above photos you can see the stop block I use with my miter saw that I had positioned for making drawer faces, which all had to be the same length.

Some improvements I've been thinking about include adding a ruler or gauge to the top of the fence for easy reference and installing a T-track the fence so I can add other clamping accessories.

What have you been working on?


We Are Trans on Sunday August 30th!

by Miss Violet DeVille August 29 Performance

I know this is a late addition to the performance schedule, but it's going to be a lot of fun!

We Are Trans

The fun begins at 7:00 PM eastern time, or 4:00 PM pacific time, streaming live from Facebook!

You can watch the stream via the Facebook event page

Now for a word from my producer.

“It's time for our weekly We Are Trans Live Stream show. this will be our last one before we go on a pre festival hiatus so you don't want to miss this one. Tune in to see another amazing line up of trans performers from around the world. Hosted by Sammie James and Christian Luu. We include artist venmo or other tipping options so you can support the acts.”