how we flip the big slabs

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This is how I go about flipping the big slabs that I’ve got to work on here. My boys were home but i can get one flipped by myself if i have to. 3” pipe is held by a clamped on saddle, needs to be centered. pipe slides into a saddle mounted on a sawhorse. other end is chin hoisted up a bit. Rotate and set a safety sawhorse. lower hoist and get to work. I know this is probably not original, but I figured it out in my sleep and was really pleased with the way it worked.

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#1 posted 1187 days ago

Nice. That’s some seriously heavy-duty woodworking!

I need to come up with something similar for rolling boats over.

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#2 posted 1187 days ago

That’s a slick trick.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 1187 days ago

Yeah, probably not original, but you would be surprised at how many woould have no idea how to even start ;-))

That is definitely heavy duty woodworking, looks like a nice job to boot!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 1187 days ago

Slick..What roke did the furuno play in all this ? Good stuff.

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#5 posted 1187 days ago

You may not have been the first to flip a slab or other heavy object like this, but if you’ve worked out the procedure on your own, it’s still an original idea. I spent weeks working out how to raise the mast on a sailboat I once owned… I built a rig to hoist it and later did a search on the Internet and found out the way everybody else raised them was the same way I did it… Your idea is going to save me from a big headache someday. Thanks in advance!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 1187 days ago

Hah! the furuno is part of the booty that is coming off of a 32’ grand banks trawler that I’m turning into a guest house. Having a ball with that. @ Hal,, I know what you mean. I’ve picked up a LOT from watching videos on Roman Engineering. I just KNOW there’s a way to git er done with simple tech.

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#7 posted 1187 days ago

I caught the radar dome, too… then wondered about the floor sander for surfacing your slab? Wait a minute, a nice GB trawler as a guest house? ... like, is it floating, or are you dry slipping it? Okay,I didn’t want to get off on to a tangent… but GB’s have some nice teak interiors…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#8 posted 1187 days ago

That is one serious stick!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 1161 days ago

This is a great idea and no less clever if it’s been done before, since you thought it out on your own.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 1032 days ago

Clever idea. Now go sleep some more. LOL!

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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