2 days ago i assembled 2 mdf cabinet carcasses for my shop and let them rest on top of my assembly table for the night so the glue would set while on a flat surface.
that was when i had my girlfriend helping me, the day after i was alone and had to take them down again.
the first one went ok, they are quite heavy and there was no good grip, and mdf is quite smooth. i lift up the second one and try to place it down next to the other one when i start loosing grip and finally have to let go this enormous weigt in front of me. wich causes me to fall over backwards. and at that second you have one of those “omg im gonna get seriously injured here” flashes, and i fall with my head against the edge of my jointer outfeed table, and with my ribs against the handle that raises the thickness planer.
by miracle i get back up and see that im not injured, and the damage to the cabinet is minimal.
so do any of you have had similar experiences, and better yet know of safe ways to get a large something you assembled on a raised surface, back down safely when youre alone?