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Project by ThatCrazyFrenchGuy posted 07-23-2021 02:26 PM 828 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished a couple of panel carriers over the last few days.. I was always struggling to carry full sheets or large pieces of plywood, and the commercial panel carriers aren’t available here.
So I made a pair of these, one with long handles that allows me to lift a full sheet quite a lot off the ground, to clear stairs or obstacles.
Super handy!

I have been following things on Lumberjocks for many years now, but never posted any of my creations. Now I have more time for that so I’ll post a lot in the coming weeks I think! :-)

What do you think of these carriers?

-- Jose, South Africa, https://tinyurl.com/wwtap1





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 07-23-2021 03:37 PM

Nice work!

I’ve always gone the desperate route and just grabbed a pry bar, hooked it under the lower edge, then proceeded to bash it up while carrying through the maze.

The bottom edge carry designs are common, but the top carry certainly add some flexibility for using your shoulder to take some of the load off the arm.

Anyhoo, well done!

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drsurfrat

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#2 posted 07-23-2021 08:24 PM

Wow, that is great. I imagine more than one of us will copy that and leave the crowbar for demolition.
Did you put a grippy surface on the faces?

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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htl

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#3 posted 07-23-2021 09:24 PM

Nicely done and yes show use more !!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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ThatCrazyFrenchGuy

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#4 posted 07-23-2021 09:39 PM

Hello splintergroup
Thanks. I must say the long arm one is the one I use most. I just rest it on my shoulder and it becomes very easy to handle a full 8×4.
The short handle one I use it more for smaller cumbersome pieces, like a handle really.
If you want to build them follow my signature :-P

The bottom edge carry designs are common, but the top carry certainly add some flexibility for using your shoulder to take some of the load off the arm.

- splintergroup


-- Jose, South Africa, https://tinyurl.com/wwtap1

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ThatCrazyFrenchGuy

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#5 posted 07-23-2021 09:41 PM

hahaha yes indeed.
I padded mine with some material you use to make gaskets (it’s like a rubber / cork mix I think?).
I put some other options in my build notes, like cork or rubber


Wow, that is great. I imagine more than one of us will copy that and leave the crowbar for demolition.
Did you put a grippy surface on the faces?

- drsurfrat


-- Jose, South Africa, https://tinyurl.com/wwtap1

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ThatCrazyFrenchGuy

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#6 posted 07-23-2021 09:42 PM

what do you want me to show? :-P


Nicely done and yes show use more !!!

- htl


-- Jose, South Africa, https://tinyurl.com/wwtap1

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 07-23-2021 10:59 PM

Crazy cool Frenchie...

What is it’s capacity (in thickness)... I appreciate the weight capacity will depend on what the missus had for breakfast and height on the length of her heels… just kidding, she’s verbotten from my workshop.

Is the .SKP available for download… hard to fools these duck eyes!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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ThatCrazyFrenchGuy

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#8 posted 07-23-2021 11:06 PM

Hello LittleBlackDuck
Mine will take 29mm / 1 1/4 inch thickness, depends on the padding you put in but it won’t change much. the thickness it can take
I have made a detailed drawings / instructions, follow my signature! ;-)

the skp doesn’t come in the package but I will forward it to you with the email address I’ll get with your checkout. I haven’t cleaned up the skp file so you will have clearer instructions in my little package I took hours to assemble!
Cheers

love your signature btw, made me burst laughing, good before bed on this side of the planet

Crazy cool Frenchie...

What is it s capacity (in thickness)... I appreciate the weight capacity will depend on what the missus had for breakfast and height on the length of her heels… just kidding, she s verbotten from my workshop.

Is the .SKP available for download… hard to fools these duck eyes!

- LittleBlackDuck


-- Jose, South Africa, https://tinyurl.com/wwtap1

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9x9

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#9 posted 07-23-2021 11:17 PM

Nice———gonna put it on my project list.

-- Lafayette, LA

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htl

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#10 posted 07-24-2021 04:58 AM



what do you want me to show? :-P

Nicely done and yes show use more !!!

- htl

- ThatCrazyFrenchGuy

Show us some more of you projects. LOL

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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sras

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#11 posted 07-24-2021 03:59 PM

This is one of those things that I would hardly ever use – and then be very glad I had it!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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ThatCrazyFrenchGuy

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#12 posted 07-25-2021 01:43 PM

I damaged enough of large pieces of ply as they slipped my hands to keep these handy. I guess they’re even more useful to people doing framing and all


This is one of those things that I would hardly ever use – and then be very glad I had it!

- sras


-- Jose, South Africa, https://tinyurl.com/wwtap1

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