Plywood Cutting Table

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Project by Skippy906 posted 02-17-2014 01:44 AM 38272 views 40 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a knock down plywood cutting station I made. It is a design I found in a woodworking magazine from several years ago, not sure which one. I adapted the design to fit on the shop dog saw horses I made about a month ago. Here is the project posting for that
Thanks for looking.

I also rounded the corners so I can lean the plywood up on the table alone. So it does not damage the ply. This table does come apart for easy storage for when not in use.

-- Making progress

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#1 posted 02-17-2014 02:57 AM

Everybody needs one of these. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 03:01 AM

Wow, very handy!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 03:46 AM

Great work, would make cutting plywood so much easier, and much safer than my current practice of muscling plywood over my table saw!

-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 04:15 PM

I’ve been thinking about making one of these. I was originally going to use 2×4’s but the 1x’s are so much better – lighter and easier to store. Rounding the corners is another great idea. Favorited!

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#5 posted 02-17-2014 04:50 PM

Great project! You need to lay a piece of hard 1” Styrofoam insulation on it to keep from cutting your 1x support all up!

-- Dennis, WV

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#6 posted 02-17-2014 06:30 PM

Thanks guys. It is made of 3/4 plywood cut offs. They are scraps from other projects I have done. They are 4” wide. Where it attaches to the sawhorses, it is double 3/4 ply. The sawhorse is designed to take a 2×4 there.

-- Making progress

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#7 posted 02-18-2014 04:38 AM

What a great support. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 02-18-2014 04:25 PM

I made one similar, from the plans in Woodsmith No. 185. All pieces cut from one sheet of 3/4”, plus I just happened to have a sheet of 3/4” decking… I did make the pieces a little narrower than the plans, since I used my circular saw to make the slots. I measured the max depth I could cut with it, and doubled it for the width. Then I stacked all the pieces together and cut all the notches at once so they would match better.

Then when I was thinking about how to make legs for it to not occupy my sawhorses, I finally decided to use a set of the cheap stamped sheet metal sawhorses from the Borg, permanently attached. Also had the good luck that it puts the top at just the right height to slide plywood out of the bed of my truck onto the table to cut before having to carry it to the shop out back.

-- Mike "Dodis', TxCity, Texas Gulf Coast

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#9 posted 02-20-2014 12:58 AM

I have one of those I’ve used for several years. Now I just need to go round the corners off. Great idea.

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#10 posted 02-20-2014 08:17 AM

I made one using 70×38 ceiling batten. Gets heaps of use and abuse. I have different spacing for the long lengths across the table, so I don’t lose small pieces I have cut out. Good for clamping as well.

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#11 posted 04-16-2015 05:49 PM

I like this added feature for the shop dogs. Thanks for posting.

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