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post #1 of 7 Old 02-08-2018, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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I am very new to woodworking and have built a couple of pieces for customers and they seem to be coffee and end tables and tv consoles of some sort. I have a little shop and it's just me. My question is, is there a lift or anything that anyone has or recommends that would/could assist me in moving the table around and or lifting it to about waist high?
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-08-2018, 11:00 AM
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Unless the table is irregular in shape I just cover the top with a furniture blanket and move it with a two wheel truck.
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-08-2018, 11:40 AM
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Check these out ....

My buddy who make solid Oak doors which are very heavy, uses a shop built version of these:
https://www.harborfreight.com/catalo...&q=lift+tables
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If you're lifting it up onto a bench, just put the edge on the bench, use your knees and lever it onto the bench. Make sure you protect the work piece with blankets or the like.
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Lifting it up and down for work and finishing. Gotcha.

There are big scissor-jacks used in both motorcycle and snowmobile work shops.
As those get better and better, the manual ones get sold off for electric/hydraulic ones, etc.
Make a few phone calls to local shops.

Couple of chainsaw wood carvers found a use for them, too.
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I 2nd the HF scissor lifts
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