|Project by Bearpaw||posted 08-06-2016 10:39 PM||1757 views||16 times favorited||8 comments|
I enjoy woodworking and my shop. The small things are no problem, but how do you lift and cut a sheet of 3/4”x 4’ x8’ plywood that weighs about 80 pounds. You make a jig that handles it for you. I had built the long detachable bed that has ball bearing castors mounted on it sometimes ago and I could lift the plywood, but it was very awkward and could be dangerous. I had seen a similar lift in a Woodsmith video. So this is my version. It is mounted to the side of the table with door hinges. You remove it by taking out the hinge pins. there are hooks for the plywood to rest in to lift it. You simply tilt the plywood over onto the table and let the lift hang down out of the way. Once the plywood is on the table you are ready to cut. Then if you want to turn the plywood around to cut from the other factory edge it is easy to turn around on the table. The nice thing about the table and lift is the wood came from cut offs and the hinges from my collection of hardware and the roller bearings from Harbor Freight. All total there is less than $15.00 in both. The table legs fold up and the unit hangs on the wall of the shop out of the way. So this is how I cut sheets of plywood.
By the way, I have tweaked my Craftsman 113 saw by adding a 3 horse power motor when the old original one died and added link belts. The next thing will be a new Delta 30” fence.
-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin