|Project by WoodenSoldier||posted 05-02-2011 07:06 AM||3725 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
One of my side track projects that I knocked out today:
My shop is in my basement which is unfortunately only accessible through a trap door in the laundry room. Getting some of the tools down there was pretty tricky; I had to slowly climb down and lower the tool onto each step. I have been dreading when I have to move and actually take all that stuff back up out of there. Anyway this little contraption will help.
With the weather getting warmer I thought it would be nice to do some of planing and jointing outside since it creates so much dust. I built this in about an hour from free lumber from work and a brand new electric hoist that they were throwing out at work as well. It’s rated up to 440 pounds, though I don’t know if the 2×4 structure could hold that much.
Here I am trying it out on my planer which is about 80 lbs. It was a bit scary the first time, especially since I have to kind of guide it up to keep it from getting snagged on the steps. It worked pretty well, and the frame is collapsible so I’ll store it behind the steps when not in use. My dog didn’t like it too much; when he saw the planer rising out of the trap door he peed on the laundry room floor which in turn dripped through the floor into my shop. Great.
-- Create something everyday.