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A Couple Shop Projects

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Project by wmgworks posted 08-15-2016 04:22 AM 967 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some shop projects i knocked out a few months ago. The saw horses are based off of a Steve Ramsey design. They fold up and have a shelf that swings up and attaches to the opposite legs.

The other project is a sheet goods cutting grid. It’s meant to put sheets on and cut them, but it also makes a great collapsible work surface if you put a sheet on it, too. I cut the dados using a circular saw and a couple cutting guides. I cut the edge cuts, made a bunch of passes in between, tore that out with a claw hammer and then moved the circular saw right to left to clean up as much as I could. This was before I had purchased a chisel. The gaps were a little wide for the plate of my saw so sometimes it would fall into the dado, but for this it was fine.

Thanks for looking

-- Butchering wood since 2015





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#1 posted 08-15-2016 01:23 PM

I made a sheet goods cutting grid about a year ago and love it, I’m sure you’ll enjoy yours as well…no more cutting plywood on the floor :-)

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 03:09 PM



I made a sheet goods cutting grid about a year ago and love it, I m sure you ll enjoy yours as well…no more cutting plywood on the floor :-)

- Notw

Amen to that! I also love how the configuration gives you all sorts of clamping surfaces – even right in the middle of the sheet if you need it

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 05:52 PM

I built my original cutting table using a set of banquet table legs from Woodcraft. Wasn’t all that sturdy in the long run and didn’t stand up to being outdoors very well, but being able to tip it on its side, moving a sheet of plywood into place, then levering it back upright made dealing with plywood much easier. For my next table, I bought a couple of toughbuilt folding sawhorses that are built to accept a piece of 2x on each side for making a quick work surface. Seems tailor made for a cutting table….

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#4 posted 08-17-2016 02:31 AM

Nice job!

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#5 posted 08-17-2016 02:51 AM

Good job. I made one of these a long time ago, and have used it many times. It breaks down for storage when I’m not using it. I also added eight small movable “straddle blocks” to put under the sheet goods so I wouldn’t have to cut into the grid structure. I used four long screws partially screwed into each block to keep them in place on the grid structure, but I’m sure there are many other ways to do that. This setup also makes a good temporary work table, as I’m sure you’ve discovered. Thanks for posting!

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#6 posted 08-17-2016 03:09 PM



I built my original cutting table using a set of banquet table legs from Woodcraft. Wasn t all that sturdy in the long run and didn t stand up to being outdoors very well, but being able to tip it on its side, moving a sheet of plywood into place, then levering it back upright made dealing with plywood much easier. For my next table, I bought a couple of toughbuilt folding sawhorses that are built to accept a piece of 2x on each side for making a quick work surface. Seems tailor made for a cutting table….

- Holt

I like the idea of tipping the table over and then tipping it back up with the sheet good on it. That’s a cool idea. I’ve also considered putting notches in my saw horses so they will accept the runners to make it more stable. Maybe bolt or clamp if more stability is needed.


Nice job!

- JPJ

Thanks!


Good job. I made one of these a long time ago, and have used it many times. It breaks down for storage when I m not using it. I also added eight small movable “straddle blocks” to put under the sheet goods so I wouldn t have to cut into the grid structure. I used four long screws partially screwed into each block to keep them in place on the grid structure, but I m sure there are many other ways to do that. This setup also makes a good temporary work table, as I m sure you ve discovered. Thanks for posting!

- AnttiN

I like the straddle block idea. Going into this I considered every piece sacrificial and just expected they would need to be replaced. If I end up chewing through them and replacing a lot I will definitely want to look into your idea. The collapsible aspect of this is a MUST in my current situation. I have to park the car in here so everything has to be moveable and non permanent for the moment.

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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