Cart with sheet loaded from the storage rack
Cart flipped with sheet ready to load on router table
Here’s a view of the empty cart, ready to load
The notched arm on each end folds down to hold the sheet of stock.
Conveyor rollers make it easy to roll the sheet off the cart on to the bed of the CNC router or a worktable once it is flipped.
The rounded corners let you roll the cart on to its side, which brings the sheet from vertical to horizontal.

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Timesaving shortcuts from SignCraft readers

By signcraft

Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2018

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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.

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