Tips & Tricks
Timesaving shortcuts from SignCraft readers
By SignCraft Magazine
Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Move and flip sheets by yourself!
I built this rolling table/cart to help move heavy sheet materials. I had seen one online, but it was not adjustable and didn’t match the heights I needed. So I built mine to accommodate the two equipment heights that I used the most: the table saw and the CNC router. When not needed to move materials, the cart makes for a great two-level rolling work table by laying a piece of plywood on as a temporary top.
The older I get, the more I need to make things easier to move. PVC board is quite heavy in full sheets, especially when you get above ¾-in. thick. A 4-by-8-ft. sheet of ¾-in. foamed PVC weighs about 90 lbs., and 1-in. weighs in at about 120 lbs. A sheet of ½-in. isn’t so hard to handle at 60 lbs., but the thicker ones get to be more than I can single-handedly flip from vertical to horizontal—then feed it onto my router bed or saw table.