Making a scissor lift

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  1. -L.G.J.

    That’s sooooooooooooooooooooooo cool!

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  2. mackthefatcat

    Kid, That way guy in the photo (your dad?) is way cool to show you and help
    you with this. Remember this many of us were not that lucky to have a cool
    Dude to show us stuff like this

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  3. criminyjicket

    Thanks! Comments like this mean a lot to me (the dad)…

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  4. Jay Neuhoff

    Great Work. I know your son will learn a lot from projects like these. I
    think I’m going to build one for a small portable table that I’m making.
    Using 5 scissor pairs with a width of 1/2″ each, your design should
    compress to ~3″. One set of parallel sticks should be on the outside and
    the other set should be on the inside to prevent them from binding when
    it’s closed.

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  5. Romashk

    That’s cool. Nobody showed me how to do things(Had to learn it from books
    and videos). I’m worried though. That blade is a very dangerous cutting
    tool. It’s not safe to cut like that.(holding the short end)

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  6. crushed51

    A mighty well done kiddo, I see we have a budding Izambard in our midst,
    and NO that is definitely NOT an insult, Izambard Kingdom Brunell was one
    of, if not indeed the worlds finest engineers in history, he designed and
    built the Great Eastern, and Great Western steam Liners, the Briston
    Suspension Bridge, and numerous other engineering feats, so dad take great
    care of your budding engineer, you’ve got a good one there. 🙂

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  7. Eckart Krumbach

    i wish i had a dad like you

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  8. LeviThePie

    @Klasharx3x I like him. I’m the kid in the video. But be thankful you have
    or had a Dad.

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  9. criminyjicket

    @Klasharx3x Thank you very much. I hope I can live up to that 😀

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  10. April Schermann

    I am a high school math and physics teacher and would like to have students
    build a scissor lift while learning about inequalities and engineering
    tolerances. can you post or email me (schermaa@unit5.org) the list of
    materials needed, where to drill the holes, the size of drill bit used,
    steps for building the scissor lift, and any other important info? thanks!

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  11. criminyjicket

    @aschermann18 It is really easy. We used regular popsicle or craft sticks,
    1/8 inch dowels and an 1/8th inch drill bit. We eyeballed everything but
    essentially you drill a hole in the center and a hole at either end. The
    problem with the end holes is that they want to split when you put the
    dowels in. I’d drill those holes 1/2″ from the ends. Assembly is just like
    the video shows. Assemble one side first and then attach two sides to the
    dowels.

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  12. Lauren Perez

    @criminyjicket I’d REALLY love to be able to make this today, but on a much
    smaller level. I’m looking to create 3 tiny scissor lifts to create the
    idea of fish jumping out of a pond around a cake. Can I use this list
    method if, say, I cut the popsicle sticks in half? Would it work? If you
    can help, I’d really appreciate it!

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  13. Lauren Perez

    @criminyjicket I’d also need it to be motorized in some kind of way…I’d
    need it to lift on its own

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  14. criminyjicket

    @lnperez1083 you could do it pretty easily but if you need something
    reliable I’d look at Lego or the like. I’m not sure how you’d motorize it
    except to anchor one leg and then pull and push the opposite leg to raise
    and lower your fish. Sounds like a neat idea and I’d love to see it…

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  15. Caitlyn Quinn

    How much weight does this hold? We need something in the pneumatic or
    hydraulic systems that can lift 20 pounds

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  16. criminyjicket

    Hardly any at all. I think you could easily build something similar out of
    aluminum that could do what you are looking for though.

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  17. Platform Sales & Hire

    Something to do with your kids this weekend? Mini scissor lift made from
    ice lolly sticks and dowels: http://goo.gl/xKDmm

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  20. ikanbudishin

    I join the praise but whether I’m wrong or outdoor pieces put together in
    the wrong order?

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  21. ikanbudishin

    If the translation is weird blame google translate. 🙂

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  22. Ruth Kepu

    Hi I have to make a pneumatic scissor lift for my project at school and I’m
    clueless on how to make one lol. Can you help me on how to make one? 

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  23. MacAlister Livingston

    Dont use a ultility knife for cutting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Mathias Alonso

    C nul trot nul trot
    lent et non commenter 

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