I have a sled that I want to add a sawdust relief slot to:
That’s an unsurprising side view. It’s about 24” wide. I want to cut a slot at the red thing. The shape doesn’t really matter as long as one side of is flush with (or beyond) the fence. The size doesn’t really matter either. However, I do not want to cut into the bottom of the fence itself, as I use this sled for very thin materials sometimes.
I feel like this is obvious but for some reason I can’t think of an answer: What’s an easy way to cut this?
- I don’t really have any way to get in there with the router.
- The fence is too high for me to prop it up and cut a dado on the table saw and also that’s super sketchy.
- I don’t really have any hand saws that can get in there given the 24” width.
- The fence is taller than the flat part on my chisels.
- I can’t remove the fence because it’s glued on to the base.
All I can think of is carefully, slowly, and painfully coming at it with a thick-ish cutting disk on a Dremel. Is there a better way to do this?
The fence is plywood, the base is mdf.
Like I said, this might be obvious, but I’ve been huffing xylene all day so I really have no idea.