Rocking Solo, Images 1-10

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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