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Old 01-23-2009, 03:47 AM   #1
Dennis Jones
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Lifting Platform

Going to start constructing my platform, Ive looked over the forums and cant find any sizes, Ive found a few diagrams and understand how to build it just need to know what size sheets I should get / cut.

I gather Ill need 4 sheets of ply but am unsure of the length/width and the depth.

For the standing section how wide should this be?
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:07 AM   #2
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Re: Lifting Platform

http://www.ironmind.com/ironmind/ope...weathome6.html WFS
You could also search that...
Cheers...happy lifting
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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Re: Lifting Platform

3' wide is the best width for the center section. Gives a bigger "drop zone" for the plates to land on, minimizing damage and increasing life of that middle insert. It will require 2 1/2' rubber sections on the size, so budget for a 5'x7' rubber mat to cut in half; that's the most economical way to go. There'll be 6" wood edges front and back of course. (assuming an 8'x8' platform)

"There once was a gent from Bangor,
Whose bumpers were eating the floor.
He said almost crying, as splinters went flying,
inserts should be three and not four."

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