I often find myself in the middle of a project that requires ripping a lot of small parts to a narrow width. The recent model train from Woodsmith No. 245 was one of those projects. So, I decided to build a simple ripping sled to help me safely rip the small parts at my table saw. Ripping Sled. The fixture I came up with is shown here. It’s a small sled with a pair of T-tracks in the base to attach an adjustable fence. By moving the fence, you can accurately set the width of the cut (photo below). Once you have the width set, the fence tightens down with a couple of knobs. Then, slip the workpiece in place and use the toggle clamp to hold it down while making a cut. It’s perfect for ripping those small, narrow pieces while keeping your hands well away from the blade.