My Plywood Cutting Table

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Blog entry by Sailor posted 12-29-2010 06:04 PM 4650 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed my second woodworking related video. This one about a plywood cutting table that sits on my Folding Sawhorses and makes my life much easier when it comes time to rip down some sheets of plywood or MDF. Hope you all enjoy!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 06:15 PM

They work great. I use mine lots.

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#2 posted 12-29-2010 08:21 PM

If only I had the space in my workshop to use one of these. I gather that you’re not lacking for any space in yours.

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#3 posted 12-30-2010 05:51 AM

One thing I’d do different is to clamp the pieces that are the same together so you can mark just the top one and cut them all at once. Lots quicker.
Great idea for a cutting table, and with the addition of a replaceable sacrificial top of arborite or something, it would make a fair assembly table too.

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#4 posted 12-30-2010 06:25 AM

yup, very nice video, and nice sheet cuttin table. thnx fer postin

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#5 posted 12-30-2010 02:42 PM


Interesting that you mention the space issue: We ALL have to deal with it, regardless of the size of shop we have. I like the plywood cutting table on the saw horses, but, as you mention, I don’t have the space (at present) to deal with table this size when I am NOT cutting plywood. I hate to give up the wall space to store this monster.

However, if you can get your hands on one, this months Shopnotes magazine has plans for an EXPANDABLE workbench that would help resolve the space issues that you and I face.

When I built my tablesaw bench several years ago, I built it so I could cut plywood on my table saw BY MYSELF and NOT have to worry about the plywood tipping off the edge. So far, so good!

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 03:45 PM

Thank you all for the comments, they are great.

I am fortunate in that I have a fairly large shop, but like Salty said, everyone wants a larger shop. I do hang this thing on the wall, but I have been thinking of a way to hang flat agains the ceiling. I currently rest it on some shelf brackets. But if I hung it on some hooks, I could set up some pulleys and some rope to where I could swing it up to the ceiling…. When I need to I will cross that bridge, but not quite yet.

Thanks again you guys.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#7 posted 12-30-2010 05:15 PM

Been struggling with getting decent cuts on sheet goods and this gives me another option/idea. Space is a factor for me too, as I use half of our garage and want to keep the other half clear so we can keep 1 vehicle in there, especially when it wet here (which is almost always!).

-- What? Me worry?!

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#8 posted 01-26-2011 04:47 PM

Nice job Sailor. Have you considered sheeting the underside(preserving the gap for the horses, of course)? That could possibly extend its usefulness by doubling as an assembly table. You’d turn it over in that case, obviously.

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#9 posted 01-27-2011 03:01 AM

That is brilliant! I will probably try that and see how it works out. Thank you for the great suggestion, having fellow woodworkers share their ideas is a great way to make good ideas great.

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