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Lift For Stairway
I made a lift for my stairway that makes it easy to transport myself and small loads up the steps. I have crippled legs so it really helps out. I used a skateboard for the base with a chair-like box on top. Power comes from a 2-way 1500-lb. 12-volt winch hooked to a lawnmower battery that's connected to a small battery charger. The ramp itself was made from a 2 by 12 plank. I push the "out" button on the winch to send the cart down the ramp and "in" button to pull it back up. A plastic basket attached to the lower end of the skateboard carries additional cargo. (Norman Channel, 107 So. 17th St., Fairfield, Iowa 52556; ph 641 469-5136; email: nchan@lisco.com)

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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #2