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    Feb 2006
    Santa Clara, Ca

    Default Folding ramp

    I have a room behind my garage where I store most of my tools but the floor in that room is about 4" higher than my garage. For a while now I have been wanting to install a ramp to make it easier to store larger equipment back there like my welders, but space is at a premium with my small garage so I didn't want to put in a ramp that was perminate. I came up with the idea to build a set of ramps that slide on a track. This way they can be slid into place and be anchored to the floor so they won't shift when moving equipment over them. When I'm done they slide away and fold up against the wall. The ramps are made of 1/8" plate with 1X1x.060 box tubing and the track is made of 3/4" tubing. The ramps can handle the weight of both my welders but I'm a little concern that the 3/4" tubing may not be able to support the weight of heavy items. I figure if this becomes a problem I can add a couple of skids to the bottom of the ramps which will support the weight instead of the track. It was a small project but like all projects I tried to do some things that I have never done before. Used the oppertunity to get some more seat time with my new tig.

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