Plywood Cutting Table / Work Table

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Project by JZBowmannz posted 08-12-2014 03:32 PM 5002 views 23 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just made a plywood cutting table, also doubled as work table from some half-lap 2×4 and a pair of metal sawhorses.

It only needs about 2 minutes to assemble or dis-assemble, and requires very little storage space. Table provides different kind of clamping options and work support.

I also mounted MFT rail support brackets at each side of the longer 2×4 (picture #5), so that I can use track saw to cross cut as on the Festool MFT with my spare 1080 top.

Some details below:

Window latches were used to lock the table top to sawhorses.

Festool dominos were used as stops for window latches to work.

Adding removable shelves by cutting groves on the side of the 2×4

Hope that helps to create some ideas. Thanks for looking.


-- Mind is a terrible thing to waste or loose.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 05:09 PM

Very nice and handy cutting table!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Billy E

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#2 posted 08-12-2014 05:29 PM

Good idea. I made something similar for a portable thickness planer and miter saw stand. Been thinking about modifying mine for circular saw cutting of really wide/long boards. What you have here gives me more ideas.

-- Billy, Florence SC

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#3 posted 08-12-2014 07:00 PM

Strong and portable.

I like it.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 08-12-2014 08:14 PM

Great ideas and clean work JZ and that’s

a good combo!

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#5 posted 08-12-2014 08:27 PM

Great idea. I have been trying to figure out how to make something similar to this that I could break down and store. Storage is at a premium in my shop/garage…as in I don’t have any room to store anything! :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#6 posted 08-12-2014 09:55 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Mind is a terrible thing to waste or loose.

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#7 posted 08-12-2014 10:44 PM

now that will work,great idea

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#8 posted 08-13-2014 12:48 AM

That looks great! Great thinking behind it too!

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#9 posted 08-13-2014 03:34 PM


-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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#10 posted 08-13-2014 11:01 PM

I like the ideas. Love the Dominoe cutter! Can I borrow that?

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#11 posted 08-14-2014 02:30 AM

I can’t let the domino out of my shop! It’s too handy for the quick work.
I like your Kapex set up too. Thanks.

-- Mind is a terrible thing to waste or loose.

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