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John Barr
John Barr
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10/21/2016
John Barr
John Barr
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So many plans require 8' by 4' plywood sheets. These do not fit in a standard car. Do some of you get it cut first?

EDIT. I just read the FAQs but I'm still interested
edited by barri on 10/21/2016
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Adam Schanne
Adam Schanne
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10/23/2016
Adam Schanne
Adam Schanne
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It would be tough with a car but I have an SUV. I always have my cuts with me when getting the lumber, if the longest piece of plywood I need is 72" then I have them cut it on the panel saw at 73 or 74" so that way I can square it up at home. Do not rely on the panel saw to cut square!
I look at how I can cut the plywood into sections that way its much easier to move them around the shop. Just make sure you square them up on the table saw.
You could have a friend with a truck help you bring the plywood home but maybe it's time to get an SUV or truck if your really into woodworking... If your making money on a project then renting a box van for the day doesn't cost too much and should be part of the material costs for your job.
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Wooden Wookie
Wooden Wookie
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2/13/2019
Wooden Wookie
Wooden Wookie
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I'm not sure about where you live but in New Zealand most shops have a trailer for hire here so if you have a towbar on your car then just ask to use their trailers. Most of the shops here allow you to use the trailers for free which is pretty great.

I just have to get a towbar for my car.

Also some shops sell half sheets which will fit in a station wagon.
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