A Little Little helping Hand

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Blog entry by smitty1 posted 05-12-2008 08:35 PM 769 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the most part woodworkers like to build their projects from solid wood. Easily transported from the supplier to the shop and once in the shop easily moved from one machining operation to another but what about those times we decide the project selection of wood adds to much cost to the item and /or our pocket book, so our secondary selection of material is sheet goods (ie, plywood, mdf ). Now our next concern is how can we handle these cumbersome materials from transportation to maneuvering them within the shop. Many manufactures offer a product to aid in the task but for a few minutes of time and some simple scrap one can be made.


-- Smitty, Alabama,

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#1 posted 05-12-2008 09:27 PM

Thanks for the post Smitty. This is a handy tool to carry sheet goods with. At one time I wouldn’t have worried about it too much (about 20 years ago). But I find that now this type of help is most appreciated (and needed) especially when trying to carry full sheet of mdf.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-12-2008 11:42 PM

Good idea Smitty. I made one similar but put grooves on the sides so I could hang it upside down on the edge
of my cut-off bin when not in use.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 05-13-2008 01:59 PM

very interesting. I have noticed that the older I get the plywood seems to get much heavier too. Got to come up with a good carrier like that. Thanks for the post.

-- JJohn

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#4 posted 05-13-2008 02:36 PM

Good “helping hand” there Smitty.

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