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xx   HOIST

Tip shows how to build a plasterboard elevator for hoisting a 4x8 panel against a ceiling so it can be nailed in place by one person.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #153 Apr 1974 (v.24#4) pg. 43

Homemade drywall lift allows one person to attach large sheets of drywall to the ceiling. Uses an automobile jack to do the lifting.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #5 Oct-Nov 1981 pg. 6

Wooden "lift" to hold 4x12 drywall panels against the ceiling while nailing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 10

Scissors-type drywall lifter made from 1x4 lumber. Allows one person to install ceiling drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 4

Shop-built drywall lift. Utilizes a simple winch and pulley system. Works for ceilings up to 10-ft. high and walls up to 11-ft. high. Est. cost: $35.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 50

A simple ramp made from 2x6s is used to slide 4x8 sheathing onto a roof without leaving the ground.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #104 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 30

Sawhorse equipped with a lever mechanism is used to lift a full sheet of plywood onto a table saw for cutting.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 16

Simple "foot lifter" lets one person raise drywall a few inches to fit snugly against ceiling.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1988 (v.13#9) pg. 70

Tip: How to build a sawhorse hoist that will raise wallboard panels to the ceiling by turning a crank.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 69

A pogo stick T-brace helps with installing tin panels on a ceiling.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1993 (v.21#3) pg. 74

Build tall drywall horses to hold a full sheet of drywall against the ceiling for installation.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1987 (v.2#4) pg. 76

Collapsible sawhorse is designed to lift and support a full sheet of plywood being cut on a table saw.
WOODWORK #22 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 14

Build a ceiling panel jig to permit one man to install 4x8-ft. plasterboard sheets on a ceiling without assistance.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1966 (v.22#4) pg. 65

Shop made ceiling helper holds paneling, drywall, etc. for nailing to ceiling when working alone. Casters on unit allow for easy positioning. Built from 2x4 and 1x4 stock.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 82