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Whenever possible, the author works off the stack of stocked drywall.
Otherwise, he uses two 18-inch-high benches as a work platform, tilting each panel against their ends and then dragging it on top.
From that height, lifting the cut panel is a lot easier than it would be from the floor.
A Gorilla Gripper — an aluminum handle that clamps to the board’s top edge — is helpful for moving large pieces.
Rigid rulers are good for taking ceiling measurements because they don't collapse.
On this project, the author also used a 144-inch-long story pole as a measuring stick.
The story pole is used to record the location of openings that had to be cut into the panels.
A Gomito universal carpenter’s square clamped to the panel acts as a stop for the measuring stick.
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