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Just thought I would share how I move sheets around the shop, it seems to work well for me, I can move a 3mm 8'x 4' around with ease.
I cut down the base plate on the sack truck to 1'' wide and added the frame with a piece of wood across for grip.

Link to video here
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You smarter then the average bear thanks for sharing
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Nice idea for sure
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Good idea. What's the thickest you dare to move with that setup in a 4x8 sheet?
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Scratch wrote:Good idea. What's the thickest you dare to move with that setup in a 4x8 sheet?
Um probably around 5mm to be honest.
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Thanks for that Sean,

sometimes the simplest ideas are the hardest to think of. I'm useless at thinking of simple solutions.

I can't use that idea at present because I load my table end on, no access anywhere else, but that trolley idea can be applied to just about anything, good one.

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Just thought I would add to this,,,the next step after the sack truck mod,,,,it's taken me a while to think how to do it but think it will do the trick, loaded 3 x 3mm sheets together (8' x 4') and it passed.

Video here will explain all :P

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Very Nice
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That deserves at least 2 thumbs up you short changed yourself in the video.
I can see then showing up in a lot of one man shops thanks
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This is absolutely great idea I haw to make something like this.
Well done. Thanks for sharing.

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SeanP wrote: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:52 pm Just thought I would share how I move sheets around the shop, it seems to work well for me, I can move a 3mm 8'x 4' around with ease.
I cut down the base plate on the sack truck to 1'' wide and added the frame with a piece of wood across for grip.

Link to video here
Hi Sean the links are not working for the 2 videos for this any chance you have the vids or maybe some pics?
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I just saw this. I like the process! Thanks for posting it back when you did.
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This is a great idea but my table has the gear tracks on top not on the sides, I don't think this will work with my set up. Thanks for posting the pics.

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This is what I use until I get the new shop edition with overhead gantry done:

10K Forklift W/10' sheet

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lol. When you get the new shop and over head send the fork up here.

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This is a great idea but my table has the gear tracks on top not on the sides, I don't think this will work with my set up
I think I have posted this before but here it is again. I built this so that I could end load 4x8 sheets by myself.

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tnbndr wrote: Mon Feb 27, 2023 10:23 am
This is a great idea but my table has the gear tracks on top not on the sides, I don't think this will work with my set up
I think I have posted this before but here it is again. I built this so that I could end load 4x8 sheets by myself.

Great Idea!! Thanks for the vid!!

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SegoMan DeSigns wrote: Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:49 pm This is what I use until I get the new shop edition with overhead gantry done:

10K Forklift W/10' sheet


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This is exactly how I do it. I have a 3 TON Toyota forklift with 5-foot forks. I end load the sheet against the blades and use a strap to curl up the end a bit. Then lay the sheet onto the grates and release the strap. The weight of the sheet allows me to pull the blades out from beneath the sheet after that, and then I manually slide the sheet into place.

The forklift wasn't cheap, but it is the BEST tool I have added to my shop. It does ALL of the heavy lifting for me! Next Spring, I am looking at adding left-right shifting capability to the lift, along with auto hydraulic spreading of the fork blades.

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Hi Joe, thanks for the response, the fork lift is definitely the way to go. Unfortunately I had to get a manual fork lift for now until I can get the real deal and it’s literally came in hand more times than I can say, game changer!!
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Anything that does the heavy lifting is a blessing!

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Cheers!
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