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Old 06-10-2010, 10:31 AM
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I just found this site that might be of interest.

http://www.ableworkshop.com/
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:22 AM
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Thanks Dik.

I think the only manufacturer who is making tools for physically challenged woodworkers is General International. And their specialized tools ( tablesaw, bandsaw etc) for such requirements are very expensive.

http://www.general.ca/site_access/access_en.html

And it would be nice if disabled woodworkers had EZ ways of "regular" woodworking ( building cabinets, ripping plywood) besides the "default" fields of scroll sawing and turning..

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Old 06-12-2010, 08:28 PM
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Thanks Dik.

I think the only manufacturer who is making tools for physically challenged woodworkers is General International. And their specialized tools ( tablesaw, bandsaw etc) for such requirements are very expensive.

http://www.general.ca/site_access/access_en.html

And it would be nice if disabled woodworkers had EZ ways of "regular" woodworking ( building cabinets, ripping plywood) besides the "default" fields of scroll sawing and turning..

Thanks
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Vendi,
I concider myself disable. Me and Don worked for years behind doors to find easier ways.
Plywood loading and longer reach witout straining your back
as well as making powerbenches for wheel chair accesability.

All done and soon we will start with the plywood loader.
Joe designed a version of the original idea and posted in the old ez forum.
I have no idea if Don's version is completed or how it may look now...
I saw something similar in the market by another company for tablesaws...

Time to bring in the market the ez loader.

Thanks.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:24 PM
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Vendi,
I concider myself disable. Me and Don worked for years behind doors to find easier ways.
Plywood loading and longer reach witout straining your back
as well as making powerbenches for wheel chair accesability.

All done and soon we will start with the plywood loader.
Joe designed a version of the original idea and posted in the old ez forum.
I have no idea if Don's version is completed or how it may look now...
I saw something similar in the market by another company for tablesaws...

Time to bring in the market the ez loader.

Thanks.
Dino,

Turns out that I did document the plywood loader in this forum, posts 10-12:

http://tracksawforum.com/showthread.php?t=305

HTH, Joe
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:11 PM
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Dino,

Turns out that I did document the plywood loader in this forum, posts 10-12:

http://tracksawforum.com/showthread.php?t=305

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Joe,
Thanks for finding the link.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:27 PM
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My plywood loader has remained pretty much unchanged since Dino saw the last photo. And is very much like the one that was shown in one of Dino's early Power Bench videos.

I can say this though. It works perfectly for a guy in a wheelchair. When I cut plywood I have it delivered by my local lumber yard. I have two T-shaped stands (9 " high???) that I have the delivery guy set the plywood on with one of the long edges down on the stands. I then use a contraption I made that rolls around and allows me to take each sheet to my cutting table where it is put onto a loader and placed on the table by me.

No assistance is needed, and is done by one guy in a wheelchair with no finger function and weak arms. My loader is also handy when you've cut a sheet of plywood but still have some leftover to be used another day. Using the loader I can easily unload leftover plywood from my cutting table and store it until it's needed. I use it for both with great success.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:10 AM
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I dont have a lot of space for that but could see the need for sure but my problem is vision not legs or anything else maybe some brain cell missing

But for an aid for plywood check out the gorilla grip simple like EZ track is.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:50 PM
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I dont have a lot of space for that but could see the need for sure but my problem is vision not legs or anything else maybe some brain cell missing

But for an aid for plywood check out the gorilla grip simple like EZ track is.

I have one, and I wouldn't say it is for someone with weak arms.
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:31 PM
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Yes that true I would thing so also.
They have a woman in the add to make it look like nothing.
But I think for moving 4x8 around would help a lot.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:37 PM
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Yes that true I would thing so also.
They have a woman in the add to make it look like nothing.
But I think for moving 4x8 around would help a lot.
Ya John, having moved or handled 10,000s (maybe hundreds of thousand) of sq feet of ply and OSB. My Gorilla Griper seems to be the easiest one man method I've come across, unless you have room for a cart-loader like I think it was Dik's, maybe Burt's. (I don't have the arm strength anymore but my legs will still lift MDF for a short distance )
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