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Peter Oxley

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03-07-2009 08:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: circular saw folding cut table question

HELP!! I need your help finding a project I saw a while ago. I thought I saved it in my favorites, but it’s not there. I don’t have any idea what you’d call it, and typing, “You know, that thing I want” in the search field didn’t really work out.

I think when most of us want to cut down a sheet of ply with a circular saw, we throw some 2×4s on a table to hold the ply up so the circ saw doesn’t cut into the table. Someone designed and built a really great folding … thing … to use instead of the 2×4s. I’d really like to make one of those … things … but I’d like to have another look and see how it’s done!

Anyone know what I’m talking about? I’d sure appreciate it if you’d point me in the right direction. Thanks!

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#1 posted 03-07-2009 08:31 AM

Wow – ask and ye shall receive! Thanks bentlyj!

And thanks Dadoo – this is now in the top two or three of my projects for me.

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#2 posted 03-07-2009 01:33 PM

Thanks for bringing up this subject – i missed it and it just what I have been looking for.

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 03:24 PM

After looking at that again, I need to make one for the shop. I like the way it folds up out of the way when not in use. Thanks!

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#4 posted 03-07-2009 04:26 PM

Peter, I had missed the original post also. That’s why I couldn’t find it for you. :-)

Thanks for bringing it up, and thanks to Dadoo for the great idea.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-07-2009 04:45 PM

I too never saw this the first time around, but it’s perfect for me, I usually cut my panels on the garage floor so I don’t have to lug them down to the basement. Thanks.

-- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur

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#6 posted 03-07-2009 06:10 PM

I just saw in a mag a real neat idea for that. You make like a panel cutter, a couple of 2×4s with a cross brace that you hang from the rafters in the ceiling, ties a rope to the bottom going to a pulley so you can raise and lower it out of the way. Drop it down, lay your plywood on it sideways. Make your cut or cuts then hoist the whole thing back up out of the way. I’ll try to find a pic of it and post it.

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#7 posted 07-16-2009 04:56 AM

Mike, I’d love to see a link to that as it sounds neat as hell but I just can’t visualize it.

Peter: are you sure that doesn’t work? I could have swore that “You know, that thing I want” would bring back exactly the single item you were looking for.

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