It is always difficult to manage large boards when cutting. Even if you have 4 people holding the board you can never get it straight, someone will always move the board. This Bench Saw Work cutting table is to assist in this matter.
On many occasions I need to cut up a full board of wood and always battled. Needed to find someone to help me or hold the sheet of wood while we try cut straight. Also having a lot of girls in the house does not really help. So I decided to build myself a wood work bench and a jig that would help me with these large sheets of wood.
It also doubles up as a work bench when not used which helps.
Step 1: Trolley System and Leveling
As you can see I have already loaded a sheet of wood on the roller system. This bench does take up a lot of space BUT, I use it for my metal work, put my cut off machine at the end and move the metal closer with the roller system to cut. I also use it for my temporary spray booth I construct when required.
But let’s move on as the sheet of wood I loaded on the work bench is going to be used for a quick project.
As we move on I will show as many of the piece as I can of the work bench.
But while we are looking at this picture take note of the wheels used, as I will show a close up of this later. Also note that the roller system is level with the saw table.
Step 2: Leveling, Tracks, Wheels and Guide
First Picture the leveling leg of the work bench. Inside the pipe I welded a nut and bound the bolt into the foot piece. The wheel and guide is from an electric gate wheel kit.
The wheels runs on round bar which is welded to the work bench. I glued Velcro on the roller frame system to make it easier to slide the wood on.
That's the leveling part of the workbench to make sure we are at the same level as the bench saw
Step 3: Additional Nice to Have Parts
I added a few nice to have parts around the work bench. One is a large square to make sure the wood is straight on the roller frame system. This square has its own rollers on the ends to keep it straight and tight on the roller frame and to make it easier to move.
The other addition to the design, to make the square move by turning it in and out with the threaded rod. The two guides are to help keep the square straight and to make it moves easier and straight.
The guides are round bar.
I welded a nut under the large square I made which is were the threaded rod fits in. Once you turn the handle it moves in or out.