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Project by Carbide posted 176 days ago 2178 views 31 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well you just bought 9 sheets of plywood because it was on sale and you have a few projects coming up and you plan on using it in the near future. Now what do you do with all of it? Well I guess you could stand it up on it’s edge and constantly move it around your shop. If you stand it up on it’s edge you take a chance of it warping too. If your shop is small like mine you need to make the best use of the space you have. Well I got tired of moving my sheets of plywood around every time I wanted to get to my stack of oak boards behind it. So I built a plywood storage system. The first thing I did was built supports in my rafters to withstand the weight concentrated in one area. I suspended 2X4 boards down and drilled a 5/8” hole near the bottom end to accept 1/2” PVC pipe and a 1/2” bolt through the center for a pivot point. I then built the rest of the frame and when it is raised up all the way I pin the opposing end with 1/2” bolts. I bought a 12v winch made for a 4-wheeler, mounted it, and attached a couple of chains and hooks. Turn the winch on and pull the stack up and pin it. The plywood is now stored securely and flat above allowing for head clearance below it. My stack of oak boards are now easily accessed.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.





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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#1 posted 176 days ago

This is freaking awesome. Love it and now it’s on my favorites

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Carbide

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#2 posted 176 days ago

LOL thanks Drew! Love your videos. Keep up the good work!

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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Joe

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#3 posted 176 days ago

This is such a great idea! I’m tagging it too!!

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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BusterB

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#4 posted 176 days ago

Impressive storage solution….nice build carbide

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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dshute

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#5 posted 176 days ago

That’s really clever. If my shop had a higher ceiling and fewer lights I would do that.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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tefinn

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#6 posted 176 days ago

That’s a pretty slick system!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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mbs

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#7 posted 176 days ago

Great idea

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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BentheViking

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#8 posted 176 days ago

took me a minute to figure this out, dang thats good

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 176 days ago

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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CalgaryGeoff

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#10 posted 176 days ago

I like that idea you have shared here.,very neat to see it in action, great build !

Does it have a name? I’m thinking the SUPERMAN LIFT, up up and away ! You know what I mean. ;-)

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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bobasaurus

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#11 posted 176 days ago

Really clever idea. I might have to copy it someday.

-- Allen, Colorado

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aussiedave

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#12 posted 176 days ago

Very nice storage rack for your ply…...man it sure is holding up some big weight, but it looks like it can handle the load…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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PhilBello

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#13 posted 176 days ago

Clever… you would have to know that you were going to be constantly storing ply to make it worthwhile, and have the headroom, but it’s a great concept!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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punk

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#14 posted 176 days ago

GOOD IDEA may haft to copy it nice job

-- Punk in PA

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Carbide

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#15 posted 176 days ago

Thanks everybody. Maybe one of these days I will have a big enough shop that I won’t need to have it. But it really is nice having the sheets at the right height just to pick up and move where I want them. You know what a struggle it is to pick a sheet of ply off of the floor. This system leaves them at the perfect height to just slide off the rack and carry.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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