ok i cant find anyway to build a forklift and i need some help with ideas?
What do you mean by fork lift? This may mean a linear lift, if so how many tiers?
Here’s someone who asked a very similar question a few years ago
You also will find lots of information if you search “elevator lift” on the forum.
The prong/tines of the forks on the forklift need some sort of means of attachment to the lifter and a way to hold the cube.
Cut a 2x2 L piece of steel/aluminum into a the right length across your forklift. Attach to the backside up/down pieces you make for the lift (varies by lift type)
Decide upon material and shape the tines of the fork and attach the tines to the 2x2 right angle L piece. Your protruding tine can be at the upper cross member of a cube versus on the floor. The backside is there for support of the lower element so it won’t tip.
- metal 1x pieces (may need to layer them together for strength)
- polycarb in custom shapes (rectangle, trapezoid, etc) (this may need some metal support sandwiched)
- flat sheet metal cut into shape of choice (again, may need to layer them)
- band saw a 1x2x1 c-channel in half or cut off some 2x2 L to make a small L
- half a claw when ripped apart (you will not generally be able to get the claw back together so this is typically a one way trip)
- The end of the forklift tine may or may not need to have a lip to hold the cubes while carrying them. This poses a nice challenge when trying to remove the cube on the post.
Cube holders by option:
- bend the metal of the 1x piece upward or over upon itself in a triangle shape
- a longer bolt and nut may hold it if extra length of the bolt is just right.
- heat and bend the polycarb with a lip on the end
- cut a funky shape to the polycarb
- bend the flat metal at the end
- attach some little piece to the end of the standoff
- cut a notch in the c-channel or L and bend it upward a touch
- put some black grippy material or rubber bands on the end to stop slippage
- zip ties might stop the cube from falling off too