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Sheet Goods Holder

By: Erich Lage
This jig partners with your workmate to make cutting plywood easy.

W223 007f03 preview When it comes to breaking down sheet goods, there’s certainly no shortage of ways to complete the task. But I was looking for a way that would utilize my Workmate bench without cutting into the worksurface. What I devised is the setup you see above. This method uses a C-channel made from a 2x6 for the base and some plywood scraps that act as risers. The risers are attached to the base with screws. I sized my pieces so they’re a couple feet longer than my Workmate.

Using it.

With the C-channel clamped in the Workmate, position the cut line so it straddles the opening and make the cut. A sawhorse or two provide additional support.

Published: Aug., 13 2020
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