Cutting Platform
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Cutting Platform

Cutting Platform

Cutting Platform

Sheet goods often present a real challenge when it comes to cutting them down into project-sized pieces. Even if you have the room in your shop to maneuver a full sheet of plywood, singlehandedly balancing it on your tablesaw while cutting it can prove impossible.

After struggling with 2x4s and sawhorses, reader Richard Brunkow of Milligan, Nebraska, determined that it wasn't the sawhorses, but the shifting, sagging 2x4s that were the problem. He sent us this idea for a knockdown platform that sets up quickly and easily.

Simply rip six 4x96" strips from a sheet of 3/4" plywood, then cut three 47-3/4"-long pieces from two of the strips. Cut the notches where shown in the drawing.

To use the platform, position your sawhorses so they support the two short end rails. Then drop the center rail in from the top. Adjust your saw to cut about 1/8" deeper than the thickness of the sheet being cut. When taken apart for storage, the pieces of the platform make a stack less than 5-1/4" thick that can easily be stored in the rafters of your shop or garage.


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