I cut the slot out of the benchtop for the dogs and tailstock. What a giant pain in the rear? Norm does it in the video in like 30 seconds and it took me nearly an hour.
I attached the 2 pieces of plywood together with 1" drywall screws and some of them ended up poking through so I had to cut off all the tips with my dremel before running the piece through the tablesaw.
I marked the two ends of the slot and then cut them on the tablesaw.
I got them close and then finished them with a jigsaw.
I also used the jigsaw to cut the ends.
All cut and ready for the next step.
I marked the corners and then clamped a framing square down to use as a cut guide for my small cordless saw.
I cut it close and then used the jigsaw to finish it.
I made sure that all my cuts were square to the material.
Here it is all cut out.