You know the problem: you have a jointer and thickness planer that weighs more than 1,000 lbs. and you want to slide it around in your shop. If you are German engineer Matthias Burger, you lay down railroad track in your shop floor, weld light rail wheels to the jointer, and voila. . . seriously , though, he is quite amazing and his drawings and techniques admirable. The shop is in his house, a former wagon wheel smithy. Burger provides practical steps to lifting a heavy machine.