Greetings to all lovers of homemade products and those who just looked at the site in search of interesting ideas. Just one of them I want to share with you. I am sure each of you at least once had to transfer sheets of plywood or furniture boards. It's very inconvenient to do it in your hands. Of course, you can use a rope for this, tying it into a loop, but sometimes it does not help either. You can buy a special device, but it is usually bought by those who often have to carry sheets to work. An ordinary owner does not need such a device that costs money so often, so why waste money then. On the other hand, the workshop would be great. Therefore, I propose not to spend money, but to take note of the idea of one craftsman and make a similar device from scrap metal, which you can definitely find in your garage (workshop or shed). The whole process, the author filmed on video, so that it is even more understandable, I will attach it at the end of the article. In the video, the author shares another useful homemade product, I will describe it a little later. And so let's start.
I will not indicate the dimensions, as in the photo they can be determined by the ruler.
* a piece of metal corner (shelf about 60-70 mm),
* elongated nuts and a pair of studs for them (nuts in the form of M 10-12),
* metal strip (about 20-25 mm wide, but there is a marking on the photo, you can figure it out),
* segment metal tube with a diameter slightly larger than the diameter of the nuts.
* welding machine,
* grinder with a grinding wheel,
* cutting machine (optional, if you have a grinder),
* ruler, pencil,
* magnetic squares.
We take our big corner. We clamp it in a vice and mark a line on the desired length. We cut off the excess along it. The length of the workpiece should be slightly more than the width of our palm. Next, we reinstall the part in a vice and mark it on one of the shelves along, stepping back from the edge about 15-18 mm. Along the line we make an incision with a grinder, but not completely. We bend the narrow part parallel to the second shelf, clean the burrs with a grinder. We weld the part along the cutting line. We also clean the seam with a grinder.
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We take two elongated nuts and a hairpin. We screw the nuts onto the hairpin and apply all this to the previously prepared part. We expose everything neatly, press and grab the nuts to the part. Then we completely weld. Don't forget to clean the seams. One part of the fixture is ready.
We take a piece of sheet metal about the same thickness as the angle shelf. Its length should be equal to the length of the previously prepared part, and its width should be equal to the distance from the edge to the inner corner of the previously manufactured part. On this part, on the short sides, we find the middle and draw a line along the marks. We take another stud, screw the nuts onto it to the desired distance and weld them to the plate. This is the second part of the fixture.
Now we take a segment of the strip and mark it into three parts, cut it so that the edges are at an angle (the angle is at your discretion). Then we weld the parts at the ends. We clean the seams. It turns out a bracket. We need two of these. We do the second in exactly the same way. Drill three holes in the brackets as shown in the photo.
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Next we need to make a handle. To do this, we take a piece of a tube, I think it is clear that its length should be equal to the length of the very first part that we made. We insert the same elongated nuts into the tube along the edges and grab them by welding. Then we completely scald and clean the seams.
All the necessary parts are ready, you can start assembling the gripper. First, we wet the plate with the hairpin into the part that we made the very first.
Then we install the brackets as shown in the photo.
Next, install the handle and fix everything with bolts through the holes in the brackets. The device is almost ready.
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< h2> Step 7.
Now the fixture is ready. We paint it in the color we like and test it in action, as the author did.
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