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Old 05-24-2008, 08:33 PM   #11
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Re: Building a lifting platform

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you need another piece of rubber mat. the 4x6's are two feet too short.
Or center the rubber and pop a piece of 2x2 plywood in the space. Very rarely do you need a full 8 feet of rubber.

You can use Door shims or a piece of 1/8 plywood to level.

Another trick I learned from one of Ivanko's reps: instead of using 3/4 MDX for the center, use a sheet of 1/2, and layer a sheet of masonite on top, rough side up. The rough surface is perfect for lifting, and when you wear it out you only have to replace the masonite.

Fasten with wood screws (no glue) and you are golden.

And follow Lincoln's diagram; he knows his stuff.

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Old 05-27-2008, 02:29 PM   #12
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Re: Building a lifting platform

Lincoln's display made it super easy. I did go with cheaper plywood for the bottom 4 pieces and then a good quality oak piece for the top and put a couple coats of marine deck sealer on it for an easier surface to sweep. plus it looks nice. The screw you buy only need to be 2" long.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:12 PM   #13
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Lincoln's display made it super easy. I did go with cheaper plywood for the bottom 4 pieces and then a good quality oak piece for the top and put a couple coats of marine deck sealer on it for an easier surface to sweep. plus it looks nice. The screw you buy only need to be 2" long.
Looks great Jeff! Thanks
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:16 PM   #14
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Cut the mats in half into 2' strips. Then get 5 sheets of 4x8x3/4" plywood, a box of drywall screws and go to town.
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Is it cool to screw the mat into the wood? Thanks for all the help this community provides.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:19 AM   #15
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Is it cool to screw the mat into the wood? Thanks for all the help this community provides.
Yup, screw them right in.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:56 AM   #16
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Yup, screw them right in.
Thanks, picked up two mats this morning. Cant wait to get this project done.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:10 PM   #17
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Re: Building a lifting platform

So all you need is one 4x8' mat for this platform?
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So all you need is one 4x8' mat for this platform?
If you can find one that size! I picked up a couple this morning (4X6).
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:51 PM   #19
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Re: Building a lifting platform

Keep in mind I am not a handy person (stupid question)......

I noticed how expensive plywood is. Then i noticed something that looks like a sheet of wood with dfferent patterns on it. can i used that for the 4 botton layers??
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Re: Building a lifting platform

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Then i noticed something that looks like a sheet of wood with dfferent patterns on it.
You're going to have to be more specific. Was it MDF (medium density fiberboard)? Particle board? Chipboard? Many of the plywood substitutes are cheaper but don't have the structural integrity of plywood. Particle board for example is about half the price of ply but does not hold screws well and disintegrates when wet. It works okay for the top center section, though.
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