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'Got it done, even though the body is weak!
« on: August 01, 2022, 20:31:35 pm »
Being 73 makes physical work harder.  I had to move five 124 lb (56.25Kg) sheets of goods from a pallet in the barn 'main' bay into the storage rack in the router bay.

I got it done, with no death or serious injuries.  But MAN, I would love not to have to move heavy stuff like that!

Maybe I need more time on the weight bench and muscle 'cycle.  I haven't done but ONE of these in the last two years, and it was miserable.  Done, but not happily!

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Re: 'Got it done, even though the body is weak!
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2022, 21:00:37 pm »
Being 73 makes physical work harder.  I had to move five 124 lb (56.25Kg) sheets of goods from a pallet in the barn 'main' bay into the storage rack in the router bay.

I got it done, with no death or serious injuries.  But MAN, I would love not to have to move heavy stuff like that!

Maybe I need more time on the weight bench and muscle 'cycle.  I haven't done but ONE of these in the last two years, and it was miserable.  Done, but not happily!

Lloyd

We're the same age, and I can't imagine muscling that much weight unless it is on a low friction skid, without something on me "popping" or letting go.  Nice going, Lloyd!
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Re: 'Got it done, even though the body is weak!
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2022, 22:36:50 pm »
'Knocker,
 
I have a rolling transport cart that transfers one sheet from table-to-stack, or stack-to-table.  But the pallets won't fit in the router shop door, so we have to park them outside the door, and carry them by hand - one at a time - with a sheet-lift-bar (similar to a drywall hand carrier), until we get them fully inside the router bay.

Once we get them on the cart... no problems.  It's just getting them IN there that is the chore.  The clearances demand that the path from pallet to the cart be uphill (slightly -- about 5") and about 12-15 feet from pallet to cart.

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Re: 'Got it done, even though the body is weak!
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2022, 01:14:02 am »
Lloyd, Frankly I'm surprised that you still working or maintaining heavy work load at this age. Myself, just turned 73 and happily retired in 2009. Get some help please.
Glad you got it done without hurting yourself.
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Re: 'Got it done, even though the body is weak!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2022, 01:39:38 am »
'Knocker,
 
I have a rolling transport cart that transfers one sheet from table-to-stack, or stack-to-table.  But the pallets won't fit in the router shop door, so we have to park them outside the door, and carry them by hand - one at a time - with a sheet-lift-bar (similar to a drywall hand carrier), until we get them fully inside the router bay.

Once we get them on the cart... no problems.  It's just getting them IN there that is the chore.  The clearances demand that the path from pallet to the cart be uphill (slightly -- about 5") and about 12-15 feet from pallet to cart.

Lloyd

Oh, so there was a "we"?  :D
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Re: 'Got it done, even though the body is weak!
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2022, 01:52:59 am »
Well, the 'we' refers to me and my son, who MAY help, occasionally.  Not today.  So, today, the 'we' was our company, with me doing all the work! <grin> But heck... it got done with no real pains, and no injuries.  So, I cannot complain, huh?

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Re: 'Got it done, even though the body is weak!
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2022, 09:54:52 am »
Probably if the work is so heavy, a larger door sould be helpful.
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Re: 'Got it done, even though the body is weak!
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2022, 21:51:15 pm »
Lloyd,
How about skateboard wheels on the bottom of the sheet lifter? Even with two people I find moving sheetrock difficult because it is hard to grasp. Redoing a wall right now.
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Re: 'Got it done, even though the body is weak!
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2022, 22:11:31 pm »
Great idea, or how about those motorized kick scooters?
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Re: 'Got it done, even though the body is weak!
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2022, 22:25:39 pm »
You misunderstood.  My sheet lifter/tilt-table has wonderful casters on it and rolls easily all over the router bay.

The problem is simply getting sheets of goods from the truck's delivery pallet onto the sheet lifter.  Regardless of whether or not I could place the pallet inside the shop (no room for that, anyway), I'd still have to lift the sheets from the pallet onto the tilt-table's cleats.  Once on there, it's a 'lark' to roll it to the storage rack, and deposit a sheet on the rack.

This is a logistics problem, not an equipment problem.  The router bay just is NOT large-enough to permit pushing-in a 4x8 pallet of goods, even if I built a larger door.  I have two 4'x8' CNC bed routers in there (along with barely-sufficient clearance around both to do work), plus two bandsaws, a grinder table, two storage racks for different raw materials, and lots of shelves for equipment, parts, and etc.  There's just no room in there for a pallet, lying flat.  All my sheet storage racks hold the material vertically to minimize the floor area they use.  The tilt table will deliver material either horizontally or vertically.  It's designed to pick up goods from the vertical storage racks, and place them horizontally on the routers.

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