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Picture of Lift-up ladder (escalera levadiza)
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Desde hace años yo necesitaba un lugar en mi casa para trabajar. Lo hacía en la galería cerrada o en el patio, pero eso era realmente un problema para todos, principalmente para mí. El lugar es chico, y yo con mi trabajo lo mantenía siempre desordenado y sucio, por más que recogiera las herramientas y materiales al terminar un proyecto. Además, el no tener mis cosas en el lugar de trabajo me ocasionaba innumerables demoras, búsquedas infructuosas, malhumor, etc.

Finalmente, luego de muchas discusiones, deliberaciones y consultas, me decidí a hacer demoler un pequeño cobertizo de unos 2x3 m que había en el patio trasero, y en su lugar construir un taller de aproximadamente 3x4 m con altillo. No es mucho, pero comparado con lo que tenía es muchísimo.

Para disminuir los costos, les pedí a los albañiles que me entregaran la obra en bruto, con un revoque "bolseado" y el altillo sin escalera, con apenas un área de acceso en un extremo.

Mientras los albañiles trabajaban, yo me dediqué a hacer dos estanterías, una de 2x2 m y otra de 2x1.3 m, que sirven simultáneamente como mesas de trabajo. Los estantes son de madera semidura, eucaliptus saligna de 1 pulgada, montados sobre ménsulas y guías de hierro, soldadas y atornilladas a la pared.

Una vez que tuve el taller en mi poder, me tuve que abocar urgentemente a construir la escalera, y decidí hacerla levadiza para que no ocupe lugar cuando está en desuso. Como siempre, le di prioridad a la funcionalidad sobre la estética, y además en este caso puse especial atención a la seguridad, extremando las precauciones para prevenir futuros accidentes.

Dado que el proyecto resultó exitoso, a continuación doy los detalles, por si a alguno de ustedes le interesa hacer algo parecido. No es difícil, aunque insume una semana o algo así.



For years I needed a place in my home to work. I did it in the sun porch or in the patio, but that was really a problem for all, especially for me. The place is small, and with my job I kept it always messy and dirty, even picking up the tools and materials after complete a project. In addition, not having my stuff in the workplace caused me countless delays, unsuccessful searches, moodiness, etc.

Finally, after many discussions, deliberations and consultations, I decided to do demolish a small shed of about 2x3 m was in the backyard, and in its site build a workshop of about 3x4 m with attic. Not much, but compared to what I had, is a lot.

To reduce costs, I asked the builders to give me the rough work, the walls with a coarse cover, and the attic without a ladder, with only an access area at one end.

While the builders work, I set about making two shelves, one of 2x2 m and another 2x1.3 m, serving simultaneously as work tables. The shelves are semi-hard wood, eucalyptus saligna 1 inch, mounted on iron brackets and guides welded and bolted to the wall.

Once I had the shop in my possession, I lead me urgently to build the ladder, and I decided to make it lifting to take up no place when in use. As always, I gave priority to functionality over aesthetics, and in this case also put emphasis on safety precautions to prevent future accidents.

Since the project was successful, then I give the details, if any of you are interested in doing something similar. It is not difficult, although takes a week or so.

 
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RangerJ3 years ago
llamo: Sus Instructables son siempre interesantes e incluyen muchas buenas ideas.

rimar2000 (author)  RangerJ3 years ago
Gracias, RangerJ. And thanks for translating!
sunshiine3 years ago
As usual I will be sharing this. You always do so a good job on your write ups!
Sunshiine
rimar2000 (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Thanks, Sylvia!
Dr Qui3 years ago
Great work as always :-)
rimar2000 (author)  Dr Qui3 years ago
Thanks, Dr Qui. Must I fix gross English errors?
Your English is fine :)

I have not had any problems understanding your posts.

As they say a picture can tell a thousand words, and you always add enough pictures to make things easily understood.

I take my hat off to you sir.

Keep up the great work.
rimar2000 (author)  Dr Qui3 years ago
Thanks again, mister!
Not enough to make me want to not feature this!
rimar2000 (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Thanks, Mike!

SOME
I have some doubts
about some translations,
but I wait some anglophone
tell me if some is wrong.
Osvaldo,

Very clever. Your welded fixtures always look better than mine. Your English shows a few small evidences that it is not your native language. Once in a while your translator program gives you a word that can translate the original word, but may not be the one a native speaker would use. But, we understand just fine. We are only grateful that we do not need to publish our Instructables in Spanish!
Agreed
rimar2000 (author)  andrewcaseley3 years ago
Thanks, Andrew!
rimar2000 (author)  Phil B3 years ago
Thanks Phil, you are very friendly with me. Some Spanish phrases are difficult to translate into English, it seems. Anyway, since I subscribed to Instructables, have learned enough language.
knife1413 years ago
Brilliant!! Nice job! Thanks for posting this.
rimar2000 (author)  knife1413 years ago
Thanks, knife141!