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Here is what I came up with to help everyone with the back breaking job of getting the shingles on the roof.
Before you start you must read and understand about your power tools. wear safety glasses . the project is powered by 110 volts this voltage can kill or severely injure so take precaution for your safety and others that are around you when you work.

I have been using a carvewright cnc to carve my dxf patterns out of wood its slow work .
I belong to a makers goup and I can expose a lot of people to a huricane laser cutter a lot of them want one and you never know how many of them will buy one.
as for me a laser would cut the wood at least 10 times faster and it would decrease the time it takes to make a 3d printer.
my wife would like to cut her cloth patterns out quickly and easely espesialy the fabric that frays a lot.
cut leather, cut conductive fabric, cut foam,and I can come up with many more uses but I have to keep it short.
I would like to try cutting an egg for my fabrige eggs. make wood or a metal rulers when I get in a pinch it would be a lot faster then going to the store and save a lot of time.I carve wood plaques with ukranian designs that I was giving away as gifts.
 it would be a breeze and finish one in no time instead of a week or so. No to get the laser to paint it for me.
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Step 1:

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Here's what you need
1) 1- 2x12x12ft or longer (depends on your roof)
2)  2-2x6x12ft
3) 1=2x4x2ft (for cross-members)
make a rectangle with 2x6 and 2x4s
then nail or screw it to the 2x12

Step 2:

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it should look like this when done.
grannyjones (author)  Uweara1 year ago
happy to hear it will work for you.
did you know it could be adjustable too.
and very cheap.
grannyjones (author)  sallyjohnson481 year ago
Your welcome. just happy to help.
fjr_scoot1 year ago
Brilliant idea!
grannyjones (author)  fjr_scoot1 year ago
thank you I need all the comments I can get even the ones that criticize me
I learn a lot from them.
rich28711 year ago
That is a AWESOME idea, it is so great to see other uses for everyday items we use.
grannyjones (author)  rich28711 year ago
not only everyday but discarded items that I re-purposed with a total cost of $0.
thank you for your comments. it means a lot to get feedback from people that
create from scratch. or any creative person I'm not picky.
This is a great idea, & the principle helps w/ something that I'm working on, it's allot smaller lol.
grannyjones (author)  sofiadragon19791 year ago
need any more ideas let me know
Will do.
chobbs19571 year ago
Great idea. I've dreamed of using a commercial winch for similar things, but now think a garage door opener might be better....
grannyjones (author)  chobbs19571 year ago
and a lot cheaper.
here is your excuse for replacing your garrage door opener and use your old one for your project. need any help get a hold of me and Ill see what I can do.
blkhawk1 year ago
I wish I could do something like this when I was working on my roof. Awesome idea!
grannyjones (author)  blkhawk1 year ago
thank you and I wish I did this a lot sooner to make it easier for you. please vote.
rimar20001 year ago
grannyjones (author)  rimar20001 year ago
thank you for saing so.I hope I can get your vote in the huricane contest.
kelseymh1 year ago
Most excellent project! I think you might want to consider putting a picture the whole completed conveyor, maybe with some shingles being lifted, as the main image. A giant floating head doesn't really give an impression of the project :-)
grannyjones (author)  kelseymh1 year ago
thank you for your most helpful comment,
I agree with you and have inserted a picture of my completed project for the title image.