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Moving large boards of plywood or OSB can be a real hassle sometimes, even if you have two people. This simple trick will make it much easier

Gloves (not necessary, but help prevent splinters)
Clamps (ratcheting bar clamps are best)

Step 1: Clamp clamps onto board

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Clamp the clamps onto the board (might want to turn them 90degrees)
GenerallyOdd2 months ago

If it's a long board you could use a clamp on caster for the corner opposite, diagonally, and drive it around anywhere you want it. Like they used to use to move pool tables around. With a two wheel caster clamp in the center of one edge, one guy could drive, park and spin a 400 lb pool table on a dime, all by himself.

MarcioWilges3 months ago

I think the gloves come very handy when it comes to moving other things about the house too. I'm pretty sure a good pair will give you a good grip on most of the things lying around the house!

MarcioWilges7 months ago

Putting clamps on movable flat surfaces is applicable not only to large boards but also flattened boxes or even paintings (but just make sure that the paintings are protected). With clamps, moving can be a breeze. I know that there are various types of clamps available to make moving flat bulky items easier and more manageable. Thus, it is always good to find out the various clamp models before buying.

slimguy3797 years ago
good idea, instructable= simple, and to the point aka good jobs
LinuxH4x0r (author)  slimguy3797 years ago
Mr. Rig It7 years ago
Good idea. I do declare those look to be Harbor Freight gloves. I have a pair of those gloves myself.
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Mr. Rig It7 years ago
Thanks! Yep, those are western safety. Great gloves.
I love modern clamps! I grew up using pipe clamps, but now own a slew of Irwin Quick Grips. I do all kinds of crazy things with them. When doing wood working along I am constantly building structures by clamping clamps on clamps on clamps on clamps on... You can never have too many!
LinuxH4x0r (author)  RichardBronosky7 years ago
True! You can never have enough clamps. Thanks!
Actually a great Tool Tip, nice job LinuxH4x0r!
LinuxH4x0r (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Thanks! This is the lame one. I'm making a better one soon.
No. Not lame. Good. Can't wait to see the even ~~gooder~~better one.
LinuxH4x0r (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
I plan on having it done Wednesday.
Cool, I'll be sure to look for it.
LinuxH4x0r (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
its 9:11 (ahhhh) here, and I think I'll go out in the garage to get some pictures.......
summit7 years ago
My dad has those same clamps except his are way bigger!!!
LinuxH4x0r (author)  summit7 years ago
Harbor freight?
His are 3 feet long.