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Project by BGW posted 216 days ago 2025 views 12 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Necessity is is the mother of invention…or in this case, the mother of kicking me in the butt and finally making a safe way to cut sheets of plywood. I used several ideas posted here on LJ’s, but settled with my own design. I used 3/4” plywood for the bracing and Black Melamine for the top. Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 216 days ago

Looks well done. Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Don

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#2 posted 215 days ago

This is something on my long list of things to do….right after I finish the next project….or the next one

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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BGW

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#3 posted 215 days ago

Don, that’s exactly how I approached this project. Finally, I just spent an afternoon to get the actual table done, and only just finished the slots for the “T Square” yesterday (after about a month). It’s one of those projects that I can’t believe I did without for so long…

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 215 days ago

Very good idea and a nice build.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Luke

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#5 posted 215 days ago

How did you attach it to the saw?

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RobertT

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#6 posted 215 days ago

Nice job! I built one just like it with white melamine a couple years ago. I now regret the melamine should have used a formica top.

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nuttree

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#7 posted 215 days ago

^ that is what I was wondering. How did you attach it to the saw?

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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BGW

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#8 posted 215 days ago

I used pocket holes to attach a scrap piece to the wood extension on the right of the blade, then screwed my rails to that piece. I hope the picture helps…

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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RobertT

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#9 posted 215 days ago

My saw has a full length piece of angle iron along the back. Made for an easy install.

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JRAP

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#10 posted 215 days ago

Looks good Bob. How is it supported? Is there some sort of stand underneath when it’s up?

-- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 215 days ago

Great job. Def will come in handy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Papajup

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#12 posted 215 days ago

Great work!

-- Papajup, Spring, Texas

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PaulHWood

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#13 posted 215 days ago

Good Job, two questions:

1. How is it supported?

2. What is behind it in the second picture- looks like a big project

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BGW

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#14 posted 215 days ago

Answers to PaulHWood:

1. It’s supported by two 2×2’s in the corners, that tuck nicely under the folded table when it’s down.

2. It’s a bed for my girls. I hope to have it finished in the next few days and send it off for paint. I’ll post pictures when it’s done. :-)

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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BigMig

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#15 posted 215 days ago

inspiring work…need to do the same for myself!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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