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Use (saw)horse power for lifting sheet goods

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The older I get, the more difficult I find it to handle full sheets of plywood safely. So, I made two simple modifications to my sawhorses that let me easily lift a full sheet. 

Simply drill and screw an aluminum block onto one end of each sawhorse as shown. Then, dip the sawhorse feet on that end into liquid rubber, such as Plastidip (800-969-5432, plastidip.com), and let them dry to make them skidproof. 

To safely lift a sheet of plywood onto the sawhorses, stand the sawhorses on end next to the plywood, place the edge of the plywood on the aluminum blocks, and tip the sawhorses, plywood and all, into the working position.
—John Andrus, Daytona Beach, Fla.

 

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