|Project by chopnhack||posted 08-04-2012 02:14 AM||5326 views||38 times favorited||13 comments|
Having gotten some work building and installing kitchens, it was time for a serious jig! I couldn’t justify one of those commercial deals but scouring the net revealed an interesting design that I borrowed. No measurements just some pictures on woodweb. Thanks to the original author for sharing. There are some changes from the original, I used a steel cable as that is what came with the winch. My version is a little wider and perhaps a little taller. An easy build and hopefully will work as planned. I have already “tested” it by giving the kids a crank up and down, LOL. I of course did the first run myself as a safety check :-) I am confident that it could hold well over 300lbs. The winch is rated at a 1,000lbs. Of course the practical limitations to the weight limit would be balancing enough cabinetry to reach the weight limit, which of course would be impractical.
The “mast” is made up of 6 pieces of 19/32” plywood laminated together with wood glue and some nails. Try and remember to leave yourself a dado at the top for the garage door pulley otherwise you will give yourself a workout cutting it out later (DAMHIKT) .... and there are nails in there later…. LOL
Make extra strips so you can use them for the base spacers. Buy all thread if you have a means of cutting it (angle grinder), much cheaper than buying bolts and easily customizable to any length you need. I used 3/8” all thread.
Don’t cheap out on the casters, I used 4”, with the rear ones being locking, you don’t want the unit to scoot as your leveling the cabinet!
-- Sneaking up on the line....