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Hydraulic Crane (Toys and Joys) #6: Crane boom

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 08-19-2015 07:11 AM 1723 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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According the plan the boom of the crane is equipped with spacers. But when the humidity change also the fitting will change. Therefore I made (wooden) springs. The boom is made out of ash. And ash is great for making a compression spring.

Thanks for watching.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?



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#1 posted 08-19-2015 09:48 AM

*Your WORK IN PROGRESS photos Dutchy are superb,* thank you….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 10:52 AM

Looking good so far. I an sure the final product will look great.

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 11:11 AM

Love the way you work

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 11:12 AM

Great work Jan and I learned a lot from your clear explanations and accompanying photos.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 01:05 PM

Good thinking. Those springs will take up any slack in the sleeves nicely.
Someone could also make a camera tripod using these as adjustable legs.

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#6 posted 08-19-2015 02:22 PM

Your spring idea is a very clever and simply solution.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 08-19-2015 03:34 PM

Thank you all for responce!

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#8 posted 08-19-2015 09:22 PM

You are truly a great On-The-Fly engineer Dutchy! Great work and blog as always.

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